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Welcome to Our New Office!
340 Ellis Street, Penticton

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"Providing Immigrant Services for Over 40 Years"

ENGLISH
Improve your English skills in our language classes for adult immigrants.

SETTLEMENT
Get help with settling and integrating into your community.

EMPLOYMENT
Plan your career and get job search help to prepare you for working in Canada.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Connect with a mentor to develop communication skills for social and workplace culture.

Welcome Guide

Are you a newcomer to the South Okanagan-Similkameen?
Check out our Welcome Guide to help navigate local systems and access programs available to you:

Click Here to View

Racism Survey

As you know, instances of racism and hate have increased in the recent months. To address this situation, we need your participation. Please complete this survey to help us better understand the current situation with racism and hate in our region and how we can support you:

www.surveymonkey.com/r/racism-discrimination

Responses will be completely confidential. As a token of our appreciation for your time and valuable input, you will receive a digital gift card.

Let us stand up against racism together and work towards diversity and inclusion in our community.

Featured Programs


Celebrating and exchanging knowledge about culturally diverse traditions, cuisine and performances making up the South Okanagan.

Project Vandal is an online reporting system to help identify vandalism and property damage in the South Okanagan.

Working together to promote more inclusive communities by redressing racism and hate through education and awareness.

Hosting annual Canadian Citizenship ceremonies for new citizens living in the South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Working to increase the pace of social and economic integration for newcomers in the South Okanagan.