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Since 1989,

Vernon and District Immigrant and Community Services Society

Has been assisting clients and the Community since 1989 with Settlement Issues, Employment Services and English Language Classes. Our Services are available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and German. We are a Non-Profit Society serving Immigrants and Newcomers, Visible Minorities, First Generation Canadians and their families.

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Settlement Assistance Services

Providing orientation and needs assessment to clients. Newcomers will receive guidance and support in problem solving and accessing appropriate services and resources.

Language Instruction for Newcomers

Enrolling in classes will help with communication needs; learning about Canadian laws, health care, society, job market, and many other things that are important for life in Canada.

One to One and Group Tutoring

Vernon and District Immigrant Services offers Volunteer Tutors for one on one tutoring as well as Conversation Groups.

Employment Services/WorkBC

WorkBC counsellors will provide individual labour market, employment information and job search techniques.

Our Vision

A vibrant community that welcomes our clients and provides excellent opportunities for them to contribute to a society in a way that appreciates the value of cultural and ethnic diversity.

Our Values

We believe that everybody can make a unique and positive contribution to our society
We recognize that participation is a two-way street in which our clients and the wider community gain the most through positive and frequent exchanges
We will partner with other organizations which share our values in order to broaden our network, share capacities, and create greater opportunities for clients
We will provide excellent service to our clients
We will be ethical and honest
We will be socially and environmentally responsible
We will be respectful of culture and ethnicity



To assist in orientation and settlement of Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada.
To recognize and provide unmet needs of Immigrants in the Community.
To encourage an attitude in the community of cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
To encourage and assist Immigrants to participate in Canadian Society.
To provide a reception and information center for social, cultural and educational interactions.
To assist in employment readiness through access of existing programs and creation of new programs.
To encourage and help them obtain Canadian Citizenship.
To refer Newcomers and Canadian Citizens to other community organizations and agencies.

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