MHHS - BC Settlement and Integrated Services

MHHS - BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) provides information and referral, resources and support to assist temporary residents settle and integrate successfully in BC. This program also aims to help eligible clients in pursuing pathways to permanent residency, access labour market information and support and be able to establish connections in the community.

This is a BC government funded program - all our services are free.

Services offered:

One-on-one Support

Settlement workers are available to provide one-on-one support, consultation and referrals, by appointment — at the MHHS Office, Vancouver. Our BCSIS staff can answer your questions about settlement related concerns such as: employment, government services and benefits, as well as immigration and work permits.

Group Orientations/Workshops

We offer group orientations/workshops to provide our eligible clients and their families with information on key settlement topics including:

  • Housing and accommodation
  • Finding employment
  • Transportation system in (BC) / Applying for a BC driver’s license
  • BC Employment / Labour standards
  • Resume writing / Cover Letter writing / Job Search skills workshops
  • Gaining Canadian experience through volunteerism
  • First aid training with certification
  • WHMIS with certification
  • Financial literacy and money management
  • Career planning and upgrade


Informal Language Practice for Adults

  • English Group Conversations - We offer free English conversation circles in a comfortable and friendly environment. It is an opportunity to: Build your English skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada

  • Tutorials

Client Eligibility

  • Temporary Foreign Workers who have entered Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or International Mobility Program (Excluding live-in caregivers)
  • Provincial Nominees who are not yet approved for permanent residency
  • Post-secondary International Students who are eligible to work in Canada
  • Refugee Claimants
  • Naturalized Citizens who are actively looking for employment

Book an appointment with us. Our BCSIS staff can answer your questions about employment, government services and benefits, as well as immigration and work permits.

All of our services are free.

Meet our BC settlement officers:

Flordeliza Doria  
Settlement Officer - Filipino/English speaking 
604.879.3277 ext. 234

Elena Burenok
Settlement Officer - Russian/English speaking

The BC settlement officers assist clients who are Canadian citizens, refugees, international students, those on open work permits, provincial nominees (PNP), those on tourist visas and those who came to Canada under the New Pathways (0-5 years in Canada).