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Moving to Vancouver

Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the top cities in the world to live. The combination of economic opportunity and the beautiful, natural environment draws people from around the world. These newcomers – like you – contribute to Vancouver's diversity and liveability.

If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move, get started here.

Free resources for new arrivals to Vancouver

Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver

Cover of Growing Roots - A Newcomer's Guide to VancouverThis guide was developed in response to the diverse needs of people arriving in Vancouver; as an invitation for participation and civic engagement; and as a useful resource for accessing services and welcoming spaces.

It features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver residents, and highlights the many services and resources available to newcomers to the city.

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers

Cover of First Peoples - A Guide for NewcomersNewcomers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about First Peoples because of language barriers, access to information, or the time to learn.

This guide provides information about the rich culture, diverse history, and experiences of Canada’s First Peoples designed to build greater understanding between non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities.

The publication of the guide also commemorates the City's Year of Reconciliation.

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City of Reconciliation

Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation when the Reconciliation Framework was adopted by Council on July 8, 2014.