Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

NewToBC – Find out services, programs and resources avaialable to newcomers at, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community.
ELSANet – English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) lists English language programs in BC and provides links of interest to ESL students and instructors.
KnowBC Online (In-Library use only) includes:

  • Encyclopedia of British Columbia: with more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
  • Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
  • The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
  • Far West: The Story of British Columbia
  • Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
  • Where Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of Coastal BC
Click Law – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
Citizenship Resources from Richmond Public Library.



Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre Provides assistance to skilled immigrants who qualified in a trade or profession in their home country and would like to find the same type of work in BC. There are 71 Employment Guides that contain professional associations, employment outlook, upgrading information, and much more.