Settling in British Columbia is now easier, with Arrival Advisor.
New to British Columbia? The Arrival Advisor app, created by PeaceGeeks, is your trusted companion from your arrival in Canada to when you feel comfortably settled. Whether you need a job, want to learn English, or connect with your community, find all the information and services you need to get started in your new community. It’s free, in your language, and personalized for you.
We can help.
Trusted information for all newcomers
Get oriented in your new community, with topics on: Employment, Health Care, Money & Banking, Housing, Education, Legal & Immigration, and more.
Personalized to your needs
Answer a few optional questions to get tailored recommendations for your needs. Bookmark important topics to build your personal plan for settlement.
Available in your language
Arrival Advisor is offered in English, Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French (Canadian), Korean, Punjabi, and Tagalog.
Find helpful services near you
Find service providers near you that can help you through your settlement journey. Open the locations in your phone’s Maps to easily plan your route.
What Users Are Saying
It's helpful and resourceful for people who have been here for two to three months, two to three years, or even before you arrive in Canada.
— Munifa, newcomer to Canada
When I first used the app, I liked that all the information is in just one place. — Nedal, newcomer to BC
I was impressed with how this tool will help new immigrants. It covers all the basic things, where someone can go for schooling for children, or for housing. It’s also in different languages. — Petros, newcomer to BC
It’s going to help many people, especially newcomers, settlement workers, and settlement agencies. — Faustin Bilikano, Settlement Officer, MOSAIC
With this app, I can share the information with newcomers, and also to enable them to find information themselves. — Valerie Lai, Outreach Support Worker, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
To have a virtual guide to help you figure out where the services are is going to be really valuable. — Michel Pouliot, Executive Director, Burnaby Family Life
See who’s behind the project
The Arrival Advisor app is created by PeaceGeeks, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, in partnership with settlement providers in Metro Vancouver, as well as immigrants and refugees like you.