Helping newcomers and immigrants get established

We help permanent residents, caregivers, new Canadians, refugees, temporary foreign workers and other newcomers living and working in the Sea to Sky or the Sunshine Coast get established.

Settlement Services d'Etablissement

WMS delivers settlement services across the Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast including:

  • Canadian immigration and citizenship support

  • Information about life in Canada

  • Social and cultural activities and events

  • Free English language support

  • Opportunities to meet other immigrants and make new friends

Programs to help adaptation and integration

Immigrant Peer Educator Program

The Immigrant Peer Educator Program develops English-language communication skills and introduces participants to local resources and organizations so they can support their peers as they adapt to life in Canada. Once they've completed the program, participants are encouraged to volunteer with the organizations and services they've met and to get more involved. For details of next program visit Whistler Welcome Centre.

Parenting in Another Culture

Parenting in Another Culture supports newcomer and intercultural parents as they navigate parenthood in Canada, providing information on parenting in Canada (e.g. schooling, healthcare, language development) while preparing new intercultural parents to access other community-based parenting programs. For details of next program visit Whistler Welcome Centre.