Find more settlement resources for immigrants and refugees at NewToBC and job information for professionals at Skilled Immigrant Information Centre.
Library services are free and include English language learning, settlement services, tours, and more.
Studying for the Canadian Citizenship Exam?
Discover Canada is the official study guide from the Government of Canada. Download the book, or listen online. Practice test questions on pages 52-53.
Political Information for Surrey, BC & Canada
Library Champions Information Session
Are you a permanent resident over 19 years or older who loves libraries and helping others? Learn how to volunteer online as a Library Champion.
Free Settlement Services for Newcomers
Get help finding work, housing, and starting your new life in Canada.
What is a Library?
Libraries in countries around the world can be quite different. To help newcomers understand libraries in BC, NewToBC developed and translated a one-page description of BC libraries into 29 different languages.
English Language Training Programs
Join us for book clubs and conversation circles. Practice your English with free, fun, and friendly group setting
Find low cost or free services and activities in Surrey.
Books in World Languages
Find out which languages are available at your local branch.
Need help? Contact the Manager, Multicultural Services:
Explore careers, plan your education, and jumpstart your job search. Includes career match assessments, a resume builder, and a national database of post-secondary education options. (Aussi disponible en français).
Learn to recognize and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video, and interactive activities. 7 users at one time.
Comprehensive range of practice tests and tutorial courses for all ages. Learn new skills, build your resume and prepare for career or entrance exams .
Online learning with courses taught by world experts. Learn new software, business strategies, algebra and more. App available .
Learn languages online. In addition to foreign languages, you can also learn English as a Second Language. App available.
More than 1000 newspapers in 40 languages from 84 countries. Also has a range of magazines, including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harpers Bazaar (UK), the Walrus, and Toronto Life. App available.
Road to IELTS - Academic
Prepare for the IELTS Academic test. Track your progress on practice exams and use interactive activities, advice, and tips on question types. 20 users at one time. Not available on IE 11 .
Road to IELTS - General
Prepare for the IELTS General test. Track your progress on practice exams and use interactive activities, advice, and tips on question types. 7 users at one time. Not available on IE 11 .
WorkBC Career Discovery
Complete career and personality quizzes, get personalized results, and use that information to plan the next steps in your career. Find other services on their main site and a location finder for in-person help.