First Steps in Relocating
No matter how you discovered BC’s Lower Columbia region, relocating to a new community can be a huge step, especially for families. Developing a list of needs or wish list can jump start the decision making process while making the relocation easier.
This website provides links to information on major employers, costs of doing business, service industries, health care & family resources, education, residential and commercial development, transportation, sports, recreation and arts and culture for businesses and individuals of all ages to make connecting a little easier.
Engage local people in conversation, you never know what opportunity will arise. No doubt, you will quickly feel a sense of belonging in our safe, friendly communities.
Immigrants to British Columbia or Canada can access information on work permits, temporary resident visas and permanent resident cards, study permits, sponsorship, citizenship and first contact resources through the following websites.
Welcome BC, the Government of British Columbia’s official site for Immigration and Welcoming Communities also provides a Newcomers’ Guide available in 11 languages. Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website provides information to newcomers in both English and French.
Welcomemap.ca, the Kootenay/Boundary Newcomer Directory website is also a great resource for newcomers to BC’s Lower Columbia region.