Services for Newcomers and Immigrants in Abbotsford

Assisting newcomers and immigrants with their settlement needs

How We Help

The newcomers department at Archway is committed to providing immigrants with a variety programs and services that help them adapt to their new life in Canada. We provide services for employment needs, education, and much more.

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Providing free one-to-one tutoring and small group language, literacy and numeracy sessions for adults.

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Career Paths For Skilled Immigrants

Helping skilled immigrants gain experience, find employment and improve employment within their field.

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Centre For Success

Providing CELPIP and CAEL preparation classes, along with language training offered by qualified and authorized trainers.

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Community Connections

Connecting newcomers to Canada to the community through English conversation circles and a friendship based matching program.

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Conversation Circles

Giving newcomers an opportunity to connect with each other and practice speaking English, while learning about Canadian culture and their new community.  

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Diversity Education

Promoting cross-cultural understanding of social justice issues in the community through interactive workshops/trainings, community projects and policy consultation. 

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Employment Mentors

Supporting professional immigrants re-enter their respective career in the Canadian labour market through meaningful one-on-one mentorship connections, industry specific networking, soft skills training and employment coaching.

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Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition

A diverse collective that responds to incidents of discrimination and hate in the community.

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Immigrant Settlement

Assisting newcomers with their settlement needs and integration process to improve their overall sense of belonging in Canada by providing information, orientation and referral services.

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Immigrant Youth Services

Offering assistance to newcomer youth aged 12-24 through school-based programming, after school homework support sessions, life skills, literacy support and one to-one outreach to facilitate their integration into life in Canada.

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Interpretation and Translation Services

Providing certified translators to assist with legal documents, websites, marketing materials translations and more.

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Job Connections for Immigrants (JCI)

Helping immigrants gain language and employment skills and industry-recognized certifications.

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Language Assessment CLBPT

Offering the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) which assesses your ability to listen, speak, read, and write English.

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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Providing free English language training for new immigrants and refugees. Classes (literacy – CLB level 8) 

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Legal Advocacy for Agricultural Workers

Assisting agricultural workers with legal issues related to employment, tenancy, Employment Insurance, debt, Canadian Pension Plan, WorkSafeBC and disability.

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Migrant Workers Program

Promoting legal education and increasing awareness among migrant workers about their rights and responsibility in the workplace.

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Moving Ahead Program

Providing enhanced support to assist newcomers with multiple needs and significant integration barriers.

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One Line Referral

Helping Receive self-referrals and referrals from health care providers and connecting people in need to Abbotsford area social services that fit their unique needs.

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Parenting Life Skills for Immigrants

Providing parents with knowledge and skills necessary for successful and supportive parenting in a new environment.

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Refugee Claimants Support Services

Offering assistance to refugee claimants to access mental health services via one-on-one and group counselling sessions as well as customized employment support.

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Settlement Workers in Schools

Providing information to students and their families about schooling and community services in Abbotsford and supporting families in the integration process.

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South Asian Community Resource Office

Offering outreach and support specifically to South Asian youth and their families. Mentors are available for youth ages 11-18 who are at-risk of criminal involvement.

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South Asian Day Program for Older Adults

Providing activities for older South Asian adults and respite for their caregivers.

Interested in learning more about these programs for newcomers and immigrants?
Please click on a program above for more details and contact information.

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