Your First Step

The first step in working with MOSAIC is to meet with a settlement worker. In our one-on-one meeting, our Settlement Workers can help answer specific questions about life in Canada.
MOSAIC Settlement Workers are professionals who are ready to help support your transition to Canada, and to the Greater Vancouver Area community. We have supported thousands of newcomers to Canada and are here to welcome you to your new life in Canada!

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Our settlement workers speak many languages including:

Amharic (አማርኛ)
Arabic (عربي)
Assyrian
Azeri
Cantonese (廣東話)
Dari (دری)
English
Farsi (فارسی)
French (Français)
German (Deutsch)
Greek
Hindi (हिन्दी)
Korean (한국어)

Kirundi
Kinyarwanda
Kurdish (كوردى)
Lingala
Mandarin (中文)
Pashto (پښتو)
Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
Russian (Русский)
Spanish (Español)
Swahili
Tagalog (Filipino)
Tigringa (ትግርኛ)
Turkish (Türkçe)

Once you have met with a MOSAIC Settlement Worker, you will be briefed on the many resources offered to newcomers to Canada. These include:

Conversation Circles

Improve your English communication skills and make new friends at our weekly Drop-In Conversation Circle. Our volunteers will facilitate discussions on topics related to settling in Canada, including community resources, culture, parenting, etc.

Call 604-254-9626 or sign up online here: registration form.

Youth Groups, Workshops & Activities:

The MOSAIC Youth Group meets regularly, giving newcomer youth a chance to share ideas and experiences. In addition to regular Youth Group meetings, we offer education & employment workshops and tailored activities such as leadership building, painting classes, cooking classes and field trips.

Workshops: Educational

We offer a variety of workshops based on topics relevant to newcomers. Topics vary monthly, with past events on BC Housing Information, Education Fundamentals (Registering Children for School, ESL, Graduation Requirements), Canadian Citizenship Preparation, Government Benefits, Stress Management, Healthy Living, Parenting, and Taxes and Foreign Assets.

Community Connections

We offer a number of fun group activities developed to help you learn new skills while also practicing your English and meeting other newcomers. Topics vary each month, with past events on International Cooking, Support Groups, Photo and Computer Classes, Field Trips and more.

The first step in working with MOSAIC is to meet with a Settlement Worker. In our one-on-one meeting, our Settlement Workers can help answer specific questions about life in Canada, from signing up for your SIN Card and MSP, signing up children to school or connecting you to resources to find employment, learn English/French and more. Together, we will work to create your settlement plan.

Your first meeting at MOSAIC is an ideal starting point to help improve your transition to Canadian life and to find out more about what services are available here at MOSAIC and in your community.

Through the Guided Pathways Case Management program, settlement workers work with you for up to 3 months with intensive settlement support. Settlement workers will help you identify goals, barriers and strengths, develop concrete action plans and monitor your progress.

Contact us at 604-254-9626 (Vancouver) or 604-438-8214 (Burnaby) to set up a meeting today!

Please bring your Permanent Resident card or landing paper.

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)

Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)
We provide newcomer students and their families with free assistance in schools as well as field trips and workshops.
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Culture Connections Social Mentoring Program

Culture Connections Social Mentoring Program
This program is designed to help immigrants and newcomers to Canada to build connections and to learn about the many opportunities that Vancouver and the local community have to offer.
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India2Canada

India2Canada Pre-Arrival Services
India2Canada is a free service designed for immigration applicants still residing in India who have been approved for permanent resident status.
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