RIAC offers services and information for all newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador, regardless of status or when they arrived. We answer questions, help solve problems, and provide free English-language programs.

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RIAC promotes community understanding and engagement on issues related to newcomers and inclusivity. We believe this is vital to building a thriving, respectful community. Come and be part of our current projects, bring and idea, be a partner, invite others that might benefit and contribute to our activities.

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Welcome to the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council

Helping refugees and immigrants since 1983
There is no manual that newcomers can just pick up at the airport. It’s our job to fill that gap of knowledge.
~Jose Rivera, Director, RIAC

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