New Residents

Welcome to Coquitlam

Coquitlam is fast becoming the Lower Mainland's number one location for lifestyle and business. Our open and accessible government is dedicated to providing services that enable all members of our community – businesses and residents – to prosper and grow within a safe and clean environment.

The City continues to work towards its vision – to build a City of Choice that reflects priorities established by the community which include enhanced transportation choices, public safety, focus on building on our strengths, increasing community involvement and active living and providing an open, cooperative environment for future growth.

Additionally Coquitlam continues to pursue projects, programs and services that take the concepts and goals outlined in its strategic plan and turn them into reality.

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New Residents’ Guide to Municipal Services

The Residents’ Guide to Coquitlam Municipal Services (PDF) will help you understand many of the services offered by the City, as well as contacts for several other local resources that will help new residents.

Information and Resources

There are many programs and services to help individuals and families settle in their new homes in Coquitlam. Search for programs and services in Coquitlam by visiting the New to BC website.

View our information about our Financial Assistance for Recreation Program. Also view all the offerings of Recreation opportunities in the City. 

As a part of the City of Coquitlam’s Community Support and Recovery Program (CSRP), the City is building a directory of non-profit community organizations that serve Coquitlam residents.  The purpose of the directory is to help connect citizens with local non-profit organizations.