BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS)

Support for Temporary Residents

Through the BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) program, we provide essential support services, employment guidance, trainings, community referrals, and other support for temporary residents of Canada. Clients of all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and genders are welcome.

We approach our work with professionalism, hope, dignity, and respect. Our team creates a welcoming community that offers a range of services for clients to become part of the community and succeed in Canada.

Program services are free.


To join this program you must be one of the following:

  • Refugee claimants
  • Naturalized citizens
  • Provincial nominees

  • Provincial nominees
  • Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW)
  • International students

Program Description

In this program, you get access to essential support and information, including

Immigration and Settlement Services

  • One-on-one settlement support and referrals
  • Support reporting Temporary Foreign Worker issues
  • Educational workshops
  • English Conversation Circles
  • Workshops: computer literacy, renter rights, accessing healthcare and community resources
  • Support to get financial help and government assistance 
  • Social connection events
  • Emergency support: Food, hygiene, toys, and essential item donation distribution

Employment Services

  • Employment workshops and job fairs
  • Customized employment support including job search, resume and cover letter review and one-on-one  Job interview preparation
  • International credential evaluation referrals
  • Support with TFW grievance filing to enforcement offices including the Employment Standards Branch and WorkSafeBC
  • Work permit applications and renewals
  • Free certification training (including First Aid and Food Safe)
  • Workers rights and responsibilities
  • Health and safety at work

Services for International Students

  • Referrals for services and support
  • Job coaching and search support
  • Fun social activities 
  • Pathways to permanent residency workshops
  • Job search support
  • Online job application help
  • Resume and cover letter support
  • Job interview preparation
  • Professional speaker series: Seminars led by guest speakers from various fields of work
  • Referrals regarding visa status inquiries
  • Healthcare access

Available at these locations


“As an International Student it can be hard to ask for help. I’m going to a great university but with COVID was unable to buy essentials for my baby. Through MOSAIC’s support I found a part time job, and received useful donations of baby diapers, food, and other needed items. It’s not easy to ask for help. I’m glad I did and know I will also give back.”

“We were just beginning strangers here, but the dedication, efforts and affection shown by all the staff members not only during the (employment preparation) workshops but afterwards while seeking job as security personnel is very interesting, I wish to thank the staff members personally.”


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. We appreciate the meaningful humanitarian support we have received from Khalsa Aid Canada.

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