Starting your new life in British Columbia can be overwhelming. Arrival Advisor is here to help you succeed. With multilingual information and services recommended based on your situation, Arrival Advisor is your go-to guide to getting settled in your new community.
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Find the most relevant information for you
When you want even more specific content, answer a few anonymous questions about your situation, and Arrival Advisor will recommend topics and services tailored to your needs, to help you adjust to life in B.C. The questionnaire is optional. Your answers are never shared with anyone, and are only used to help Arrival Advisor sort the information available to you.
Learn about settling here, all in one place
Whether you're looking for help with jobs, driving, legal advice, housing, health care or more, find it all on Arrival Advisor. Don't want to answer the questionnaire to personalize your recommendations? That's okay! All of the information in Arrival Advisor is accessible to everyone. It's free, reliable, and up-to-date. Bookmark the topics that you find helpful for future use.
Get in touch with services near you
As you learn about the steps you will take to settle in B.C., find organizations that can help you complete your tasks. Arrival Advisor recommends service provider locations near you, which you can call or contact to learn more. Arrival Advisor also links to your phone's Maps, to help you plan your route there.
Works offline and in your language
Arrival Advisor is offered in English, French and Arabic and will soon be available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Punjabi, and Tagalog. The topics are downloaded directly to your phone when you get the app, so it can be used without internet. You will have this information on hand wherever you go.
Connect with your community
Explore topics and services for newcomers without needing to make an account. Arrival Advisor has everything you need to get started in your community.
Navigate your new neighbourhood, learn about social customs, and settle into your new home
Improve your English, continue your education, and enroll your children in school
Sign up for health insurance, find a doctor, and access health services for you and your family
MONEY & BANKING
Set up your bank account, plan your finances, and learn about paying and filing your taxes
Find a place to live, learn about your housing options, and access rental assistance
Discover who can help you find a job, what to expect, and how to get qualifications assessed.
Legal system and immigration
Learn about the courts system, law enforcement, legal help, and LGBTQ and human rights.
Get your driver’s licence, learn about Canada’s traffic laws, and find out about car insurance.
Help for individuals and families
Access financial assistance, child care resources, and support for trauma and mental health.