ICA Summer Workshops

FREE: Our Summer Workshops Begin July 8!

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Racist Incident Helpline (1-833-457-5463)

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (PT).  More information here

BC Newcomer Services (BCNSP and SAF/HAVN)

BC Newcomer Services (BCNSP and SAF/HAVN) offer direct settlement services, access to labor market information and resources, English language training, and assistance addressing diverse needs to help newcomers transition to living in Greater Victoria.


One-on-One Support: tailored information and orientation services covering different aspects of life in the new community, as well as assistance navigating immigration and transitioning to life in BC.

Employment Information: individual or group sessions about labor market, job opportunities, networking, workplace culture, rights, and responsibilities.

English Language Training: short-term formal language training focused on developing the skills required for the labor market and navigating everyday life in BC.

Workshops & Group Activities: informal language training, such as conversation circles, and group information sessions and recreational activities to build community connections, create a welcoming environment and a sense of belonging.


Who benefits?


  • Asylum seekers
  • Refugee Claimants
  • Work Permit Holders
  • International Students
  • Naturalized Citizens


Contact information:


Reception: 250-388-4728


Contact us to determine your eligibility for our different services.

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.

Employment Workshops

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.

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.