English & Cultural Programs

New to Canada?

If you are new to Canada, you probably have many questions and concerns. Our programs are designed to support Permanent Residents of Canada and Refugees.

Our services are free. 

The first step in working with Mission Community Serveries is to meet with a Settlement Worker. In our one-on-one meeting, our Settlement Workers can help answer specific questions about life in Canada.

Many resources are offered to newcomers by Mission Community Services through our Settlement team both in the community and in schools.

Upcoming Events

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English Learning Programs

L.I.N.C. Courses (17+)


Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am - 12:00pm

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

The LINC program is for students whose first language is not English and anyone who wants to enroll. LINC courses focus on vocabulary development, grammar, speaking and listening, reading and writing and settlement themes.

LINC classes are for Newcomers to Canada who are:

  • 17 years of age or older and
  • anyone wanting to enroll

What Does It Cost?

There is no cost for LINC classes. LINC Courses are available at Mission Community Services. Please inquire about availability and times by calling us at (604) 826 - 3634.

English Language Practice Group (18+)

Held Wednesdays @ 5pm – 6:30pm.

  • Informal conversation
  • Child minding available
  • Registration required

Call (604) 826 - 3634 to register.

Conversation Circle (18+)

Language practice for adults of all abilities.

Improve your English communication skills and make new friends at our weekly Drop-In Conversation Circle. Our team will facilitate discussions on topics related to settling in Canada, including community resources, culture, parenting, etc.

Held Thursdays – 12pm to 1pm

Cultural & Immigration Programs

Expression of Interest

Join us this spring for a series of workshop to prepare you for Canadian Citizenship, Health Care Connect, and How To Navigate the Canadian Education System.

For more information and registration, please contact us: (604) 826 - 3634.

Canadian Citizenship Preparation

Let us help you prepare for Canadian citizenship. We will go over Canada’s history, geography, governing system, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and other topics that may be part of your test. If you have a copy of the book 'Discover Canada', please bring it with you. A PR (Permanent Resident) number is required by those who register.

Homework Club

Held Tuesdays @ 2:30pm - 5pm from Sept 20 - Dec 13, 2022.

Homework Club is a place to help newcomer children on their path to graduation and strong futures by providing free assistance to students who need additional academic support on a wide range of subjects. They also provide a place for students to connect with friends and with supportive adults; a place to feel safe and comfortable; and a place to receive mentoring in life skills.

Youth Groups, Workshops and Activities

Mission Community Services Youth Group meets regularly, giving newcomer youth a chance to share ideas and experiences. In addition to regular Youth Group meetings, we offer workshops and tailored activities such as leadership building.

Newcomer Women’s Peer Support Program

Are you a newcomer to Canada or a refugee woman adapting to Canadian culture? Share your settlement experience with other women in a safe, welcoming and confidential space while learning new skills and practicing in English.

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