Moving to Surrey
Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia, with a population of over 500,000. Our population continues to grow as people from around the world move to one of the youngest and most culturally diverse cities in Canada.
Surrey has 6 community centres that people call home:
A mix of historic and newer neighbourhoods, Surrey heritage buildings, a clean technology business park, agricultural land and much more.
Home to many parks and the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex, Fleetwood offers many indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy.
Natural walking trails, easy access to city centre and a growing residential development, Guildford continues to grow as one of Surrey's 6 communities.
Home to a variety of educational, recreational and cultural facilities, Newton is a culturally diverse community with something for everyone.
Whalley, also known as North Surrey, is a culturally vibrant community. It is home to Surrey City Hall, universities, major festivals and performing art centres.
An exciting community of beaches, heritage, and mountain views, South Surrey houses treasured parks and premier recrecational facilities.
Surrey has over 125 free public schools for children under 18. The City is also home to Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses, as well as many colleges and places for continuing education.
Surrey is building a community where everyone is included. This means making it easy for everyone to get around the city and take part no matter their ability. Learn more about Surrey’s commitment to accessibility.
Learn about free or low-cost services, such as job centres, housing and mental health resources.
New to Canada
Welcome! The City of Surrey has many newcomer activities, programs and services to help you settle into life in Canada.