Internet ESL Resource Links:
Newspapers, Magazines, Booklets, Guides

All links are to external web sites.
Vancouver Community College assumes no responsibility for their content or functionality.

Newspapers, Magazines, Booklets
and Guides Websites
Owner and Location Description Level
1. British Columbia
Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services
Welcome BC
Government of British Columbia
Victoria, B.C.
This guide has information you may need if you have recently arrived in British Columbia, Canada. It is written in clear and simple language. It is available as a PDF download in English, Punjabi, Korean, Chinese, and French. Intermediate+
2. Canadian Immigrant Magazine Torstar Family Sites
Star Media Group
Toronto, Ontario
Online version of a free monthly publication.
Content includes successful immigrant profiles, events, articles from experts in fields such as banking, law etc.
Intermediate+
3. CKNW News Talk 980 Corus Entertainment
Toronto, Ontario
Read local and headline news and more .... Intermediate+
4. Discover Canada
The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Study Guide
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Discover Canada was updated on March 14, 2011.
The citizenship test is based on the information in Discover Canada, but you do not need the updated version to prepare for the citizenship test.
The test does not contain questions on the new material.
To prepare for the citizenship test, you can study any copy of Discover Canada issued by the Government of Canada since November 12, 2009.
Intermediate+
5. ICBC Driver Services
Learn to Drive Smart
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
North Vancouver, B.C.
Your guide to driving safely, with chapters on various topics in PDF form. All
6. ICBC Driver Services
Online practice knowledge test
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
North Vancouver, B.C.
Get ready for your driving knowledge test by taking the online practice test. All
7. Learning About the Law People’s Law School
Vancouver, B.C.
British Columbia's laws and legal system explained. PDF format. Intermediate +
8. Maclean’s Magazine Rogers Digital Media
Toronto, Ontario
Read news about Canada, world, business, culture, etc. Intermediate+
9. Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver City of Vancouver
Community Services
Vancouver, B.C.
A Guide to Vancouver facts, maps, people, neighbourhoods, city services, housing, education, government and more. Intermediate+
10. News 1130
All News Radio
Rogers Digital Media
Toronto, Ontario
Read local, national and international news and more. Intermediate+
11. The Province
Newspaper
Canada.com
Postmedia Network Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Read the latest local and international news online. Check the newspaper classified ads, sports, entertainment, etc. Upper Intermediate-Advanced+
12. The Vancouver Sun Newspaper Canada.com
Postmedia Network Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Read the latest local and international news online. Check the newspaper classified ads, sports, entertainment, etc. Upper Intermediate-Advanced+
13. VoicePrint
Canada’s Broadcast Reading Services
Fil Magnoli
Accessible Media Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Listen to top stories — international, national, regional and local — from more than 600 Canadian newspapers and magazines. Upper Intermediate+
14. Welcome to Canada:
What you should know
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Basic information about jobs, study, taxation, transportation, health services, and more. Available in PDF format. Intermediate+
15. Westcoast Reader Capilano University
North Vancouver, B.C.
Learners can read a story and listen to it
at the same time. Look for the audio symbol
next to the name of the story.
Upper Beginner-Intermediate