What We Do
Free English Classes
The Immigrant Welcome Center offers free English classes for immigrants and newcomers to Canada under its LINC* program.
Free Settlement Services
Let us help you through our settlement services, employment resources, and school system support.
Social Groups & Programs
Our free groups have been created so you can make friends, practice English, and build your support network.
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Stay informed and help us create diverse, inclusive, and welcoming communities in North Vancouver Island.
You’ll get emails – but not too many – with service updates, new projects and events, and educational resources from the Immigrant Welcome Centre and Welcoming Communities Coalition.
Mark your calendars
thu08jun8:00 pm9:30 pmDrop-In Water Volleyball - Courtenay8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, 377 Lerwick Road
mon12jun10:00 am12:00 pmInternational Senior's Group - Campbell River10:00 am - 12:00 pm Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11 Ave, Campbell River, BC V9W 4G2
wed14jun6:00 pm7:30 pmMixed Conversation Group - Courtenay6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Vancouver Island Regional Library Courtenay, 300 6th Street
thu15jun8:00 pm9:30 pmDrop-In Water Volleyball - Courtenay8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, 377 Lerwick Road
fri16jun12:30 pm2:00 pmNewcomers' Conversation Group - Courtenay12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Rosewall Crescent, Rosewall Crescent
thu22jun8:00 pm9:30 pmDrop-In Water Volleyball - Courtenay8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, 377 Lerwick Road
sat24jun12:30 pm3:30 pmNewcomers’ Book Club - Courtenay12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Radford Road, Radford Road
wed28jun6:30 pm8:00 pmBeginners' Reading Club - Courtenay6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Valley View Elementary School, 2300 Valley View Drive
I’m so thankful to the Immigrant Welcome Centre for helping me with all my paperwork since the beginning. You guys are awesome! Helping me with my work permit, my permanent residence card, and now with getting my Canadian citizenship.
I was much less stressed and uncertain as I navigated the different steps and felt much more comfortable and confident. Without a doubt I highly recommend the Immigrant Welcome Centre. Thank you for all you do!
After I moved here I found IWC and that made me feel good because I felt somebody was here for me when I needed support and help with anything. Even if they can’t help with everything they will tell me where to go. Also, I felt I can trust them and that made me comfortable and confident to settle down and make this my home.
What our happy clients have to say
Our mission is to help our clients settle successfully in our beautiful region. Read what they have to say about us.