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

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.

Conversation Circle (18+)

Language practice for adults of all abilities. Improve your English communication skills and make new friends at our Conversation Circle. Our team will facilitate discussions on topics related to settling in Canada, including community resources, culture, parenting, etc.

Call 604-826-3634 for more information.

English Language Practice Group (18+)

  • Informal conversation
  • Child minding available
  • Registration required

Call (604) 826 - 3634 for more information.

Cultural & Immigration Programs

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

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 Leaders

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.

Call 604-826-3634 for more information.

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