Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

Books and dvds

Sechelt Library’s Citizenship Collection
Government resources for newcomers.

Websites

NewToBC
Find services, programs and resources available to newcomers at newtobc.ca, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community. Includes English language learning resources, as well as many other programs.

Mango
An online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn.

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

ClickLaw
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.

Immigration and Settlement Resources
A comprehensive guide for lower mainland services for newcomers to Canada maintained by the Vancouver Public Library.