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.
Martin's Online Criminal Code — Legal research tool that provides access to the Criminal Code along with corresponding commentary. Browse through previous versions of Martin's Annual Criminal Code, or search for a particular section or subsection at a specific date. Available in library only at all Surrey Libraries branches.
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.
Canada Gazette Official notice to all Canadians regarding new acts, statutes, regulations and proclamations. Updated on a weekly basis.
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 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 legislative documents such as Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard), Bills, Regulations and Orders in Council of British Columbia.
BC Supreme Court Self-Help Information Family or civil law matters.
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.
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 From Legal Services Society (LSS). Basic information about legal issues surrounding family law (such as separation, divorce, custody, division of property, etc.).
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.
Options Public legal information and resources Short guides on a variety of common legal topics. Guides are located on the bottom right side of this webpage.
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.
Small Claims Court Small Claims Manual, Forms, and guides.
Court Services BC’s electronic court registry. View Provincial and Supreme civil court files, access daily court lists.
Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research An instructional site for Canadian legal research, with an emphasis on BC.
Multilingual Legal Glossary 6000 legal terms in 8 languages from the Vancouver Community College.
UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program Covers a wide range of legal topics and related web sites.
CivicInfoBC BC local government information.
BC Government (homepage)
DriveSmartBC An educational resource for BC drivers.
Elections BC Ridings, Maps and information about provincial electoral districts.
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.
Access to Information Request forms from the Government of Canada.
British Columbia Public Service (job opportunities)
Citizenship Application for a Canadian citizenship certificate.
Income Tax clinics (in Surrey)
Passport Office (Canada)
BC Stats Releases Information on BC's population and economy.
Citizenship Guide Statistics about Surrey, BC & Canada, of use to people preparing for the citizenship test.
Housing Statistics and Market Trends From the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
NationMaster.com Statistics from around the world.
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 Downloadable Publications Free publications.
Vital Statistics Agency BC Statistics available online.