Immigrant Welcome Centre
From housing and education to employment services, ICA’s Settlement Services team can help newcomers navigate and connect with important resources and support.
Learn English (LINC)
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides English language training from beginner to advanced levels for adult newcomers to Canada. LINC is funded by the Government of Canada and is FREE for eligible students.
Whether you are a newcomer to Canada or an immigrant who has been here for many years, our Employment Services team can assist with job search and skills training programs to help you find work in the Canadian job market.
ICA can help you navigate the services and supports you need with social programs, one-on-one supports, navigating immigration, healthcare and employment. ICA has many services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse newcomers and refugees.
The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps individuals and organizations fight racism by providing information, training and tools to help businesses and organizations create a diverse, welcoming and equitable workplace and community.
Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP)
Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) focuses on strategic partnerships to develop equitable policies impacting governance, education, health care and housing in our community.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
The CPSI program helps newcomer professionals to find meaningful career employment that aligns with their pre-arrival education, training and experience.
Private Sponsorship of Refugees
ICA's Private Sponsorship of Refugees program works with local sponsorship groups to support individuals and families coming to Canada through approved UNHCR and IRCC refugee programs.
Ways To Give
Your tax-deductible donation helps ICA welcome, support and provide much-needed services for immigrants and refugees as they settle into the community. There are many ways to give a gift that has a direct, positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Donate or volunteer today!
Settlement Workshops & Training
At ICA we offer a variety of workshops, skills training and social opportunities to help you build a strong sense of community, learn new skills and improve your English as you settle into your new home in Greater Victoria.
Youth & Family Services
ICA provides immigrant programs for youth between the ages of 7-28. In addition, during the year, we host many different types of youth events, social gatherings and summer camps in and around the community to help build cultural connections.
Our Employment Workshops offer a variety of opportunities to expand your understanding and success in the Canadian job market. Our goal is to help you find employment and career success.