Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

 CBAL CBAL – Find out about ESL and literacy services, programs and resources available to newcomers at, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
CBAL Nelson offers free programs for families, children, youth, adults and seniors.
NewToBC – Find out services, programs and resources available to newcomers at, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community.
SkilledImmigrantInfocentre Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre – The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is a virtual resource centre that connects skilled immigrants, community service providers and BC public libraries. Assistance is provided 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.
 WelcomeBC WelcomeBC Occupational Guides – The Job Profiles for Immigrants to B.C. can help you understand how your occupation is practiced here. The guides also include information on the steps that you can take to find a job that matches your skills, training and experience. Many of these steps can be taken before you arrive in B.C. Job Profiles for Immigrants are continually growing.
Rocket_languages Rocket Languages – An award winning interactive online language learning system allows patrons to learn conversational language at their own pace. The DRM free program allows downloading it for easy access at the user’s convenience. Patrons continue to access their program until they determine they have completed the course as the downloads do not expire.
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.
RichmondPublicLibraryLogo Citizenship Resources from Richmond Public Library.