QPLegalEze — BC laws, regulations and legal information. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
BC Codes — BC Building Code, BC Fire Code, and BC Plumbing Code. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
BC Stats Library Access Site — Up-to-date business and economic indicators such as the Consumer Price Index, Earnings & Employment Trends, Small Business Quarterly, etc.
Canadian Legal Education Society of BC — Family Law Sourcebook, Family Law Practice manual, plus many more. Must use in library and requires login. Please see the Information Desk at any Surrey Library for help.
CANSIM — Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Online — BC bulletins, fact sheets, laws and inspection manuals relating to vehicle safety. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
ACJNet Resources on Canadian justice and legal issues.
Canada Gazette Parts I, II and III Online PDF format, now considered to be official, effective April 1, 2003. It will now be published simultaneously with the printed version and have the same official status.
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada (IRSRC) Was created as a new federal department to centralize and focus federal efforts on resolving claims associated with the legacy of the Indian residential school system.
Legal Line Canada's legal information resource.
CANLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) A recent project, developed by the University of Montreal's LexUM team, which aims to provide a single interface to search all or individual Canadian court websites. At this stage, the CANLII site is still being developed, but it still provides a useful launching pad for finding Canadian court decisions on the Internet.
Access Pro Bono Quality legal services for all.
BC Bills Including text of the First and Third Reading Bills and an index to the progress of BC government, members' and private bills.
BC Codes In Library use only BC Fire Code, BC Building Code, BC Plumbing Services.
BC Courthouse Library Society Provides legal information services to the general public and the legal community.
BC Gazette, Parts 1 and 2 (from QPLegalEze) Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
BC LAWs Provides free access to current Statutes, Regulations and Orders in Council of British Columbia (please use QPLegalEze for official version).
BC Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Opened in 1993 to oversee British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
BC Supreme Court Self-Help Information Family or civil law matters.
Consolidated Regulations of BC (official version from QP LegalEze) Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
British Columbia Ministries and the Acts for which they are responsible You can search by the name of the Act or look at a ministry to see the Acts it oversees.
ClickLaw One stop site for legal information, education and help for British Columbians.
Crime Victim Assistance Program This program recently replaced the WCB's long-standing Criminal Injury Compensation Program. It allows victims of violent crimes to be compensated by the BC Ministry of Safety and Solicitor General.
Dial-a-Law General legal information (not advice) prepared by lawyers, in English, Chinese, and Punjabi.
Family Justice Services From the BC Ministry of Attorney General, Justice Services Branch.
Family Law in BC New since July 2002, from Legal Services Society. It is intended to help people who can't get a lawyer and includes forms and tips for filling them out.
ICBC Claims Assessment Liability or bodily injury.
LawMatters Aims to provide all BC residents with local access to basic legal information through public libraries.
LawStart BC Links ClickLaw, LawMatters and Courthouse Libraries reference services to the public.
MultiLingoLegal.ca (British Columbia) Newcomers may find legal information in their own language.
People's Law School Provides general information and education about BC legal system, in Chinese, English, French, Punjabi, and Spanish.
Pivot Legal Society Directory of free legal resources.
QP LegalEze BC laws, official regulations and statutes (updated weekly). Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
Small Claims Court Small Claims Manual, Forms, and guides.
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards From the Queen's Printer in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation.
Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research An instructional site for Canadian legal research, with an emphasis on BC.
ClickLaw One stop site for legal information, education and help for British Columbians.
Jurist Canada The legal education network.
Multilingual Legal Glossary 6000 legal terms in 8 languages from the Vancouver Community College.
Reports and publications from the Ministry of the Attorney General Lists many helpful publications on various relevant current legal issues.
UBC Law Student's Legal Advice Program Covers a wide range of legal topics and related web sites.
CivicInfoBC BC local government information.
BC Government (homepage)
BC Residents Connect to your government online.
DriveSmartBC An educational resource for BC drivers.
Elections BC Ridings, Maps and information about provincial electoral districts.
Gateway Program Translink's plan for improving roads and bridges.
HST Agreement (BC Comprehensive integrated tax coordination agreement)
Service BC Improved access to government programs, services and forms.
CanadaBenefits Information about benefit programs and services for Canadians.
Elections Canada or call toll free: 1 800 INFO-VOTE (1-800-463-6868).
Electoral Ridings - Federal Maps and information about all federal electoral districts in Canada.
Federal Budget Info for Canadians Department of Finance Canada.
Government of Canada Publications Online A broad range of publications are available from federal government departments.
Hansard Debates of the House of Commons of Canada.
Service Canada 1-800-622-6232 For information on Government of Canada programs and services.
Diplomatic Gateway to Canada Foreign representatives in Canada, embassies and consulates.
Rulers, Countries and International Organizations Heads of state and government; heads of major international bodies. Chronology of resignations, elections, etc. Weekly updates.
UN Pulse Connecting to UN Information, focusing on current UN information, major reports, publications and documents.
United Nations (home page)
Worldlinq A great resource to non-English Internet resources in the languages that are in highest demand in Queens Borough (NY).
Access to Information Request forms from the Government of Canada.
British Columbia Public Service (job opportunities)
Citizenship Application for a Canadian citizenship certificate.
City of Surrey Freedom of Information and protection of Privacy Includes links to manual and forms.
Congratulatory messages From the Queen or the Governor General for wedding anniversary, birthday messages and special messages.
Employment Insurance (EI) (applying online)
Government of Canada Forms Links to the most frequently requested Government of Canada Forms.
Income Tax clinics (in Surrey)
Info Source Access to Information from the Government of Canada.
Passport Office (Canada)
Public Service Commission (Federal employment) Employment with Canadian federal government.
A profile of the Canadian population: Where we live The first data released from the 2006 Census, including population and dwelling counts, a detailed analysis of growth rates, demographic trends and geographic distribution.
BC Stats Library Access Site Includes free access to subscription content for personal use through your library. Publications such as Business Indicators, Census Profiles, Consumer Price Index, Current Statistics, Earnings & Employment Trends, Exports (BC Origin), Labour Force Statistics, Migration & Immigration Highlights, Quarterly Regional Statistics, Small Business Quarterly and Tourism Sector Monitor.
Citizenship Guide Statistics about Surrey, BC & Canada, of use to people preparing for the citizenship test.
E-STAT Statistics about Canada from Statistics Canada, especially for students and teachers. Includes historical and current censuses, Elections Canada and the Canada Year Book. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches. Please note: E-STAT is not a source for current statistcs; it is no longer updated.
Housing Statistics and Market Trends From the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
Infonation United Nations members country data.
Metro Vancouver Key Facts Greater Vancouver regional District statistics.
NationMaster.com For statistics from around the world.
Other Statistics Links From BC Stats, with links to other provinces and countries sources.
Population Reference Bureau International statistics and articles especially good for information about developing countries, and on issues such as HIV/AIDS and the environment.
Statistics Canada main website:
Statistics Canada Downloadable Publications Free publications, many in pdf format.
Vital Statistics Agency BC Statistics available on the Internet.
Surrey Population and Demographics Find population and demographic data for Surrey from the 2006 Census.