The Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration offers a number of services to help you settle into your new community. Let us help. All services provided by CBICI are FREE!
We can help you register for a family doctor and connect you with other medical services. We will also support you through the process of obtaining a Nova Scotia Health Card.
Begin the process of getting a Nova Scotia Driver’s Licence by visiting the Access Nova Scotia office: 380 Kings Road, Sydney.
We’ll help you register your child in school or recreation programs — and help you understand what to expect from the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education.
We’ll guide you through your Permanent Residency, Canada Child Benefit, and/or Post-Grad Work Permit process. Find our more at cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/services
We’re an IRCC-designated Settlement Provider for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP). Find out how we can help!
There are FREE English language supports available for newcomer in Nova Scotia. We’ll help you find the right support for you.
We’ll support you with information about your banking options, and other financial literacy supports.
We’ll connect you to the volunteer Income Tax Program if you qualify. If you don’t qualify, we’ll connect you to other helpful tax resources. Learn more at: cra-arc.gc.ca/volunteer.
We create and help navigate opportunities for integration and inclusion for newcomers, organizations, and the community-at-large.
Do you need to take the bus? You’ll find the transit maps for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) here: cbrm.ns.ca/transit.
We will connect you with employment supports, such as:
Looking for connections to employment, volunteer, and entrepreneurial opportunities? Networking? Employment workshops? Social events? We can help!