New to the Okanagan

If you are a recent arrival to the area, Okanagan College welcomes you to the Okanagan Valley. At OC, we recognize that relocating to a new community can be a complex and challenging experience. In an effort to help ease the transition, we have compiled a list of community related resources in the Okanagan Valley for your review.

There is a saying – those who come to the Valley rarely leave; those who leave always come back.

Cities, Towns & Municipalities


Regional Districts

Chambers of Commerce


Economic Development Commissions

Other Resources

Okanagan Life – Relocation and Real Estate Guide provides information on the Okanagan Region including relocation tips, real estate information, community descriptions, and a directory listings of schools, health care, libraries and visitor information centres.

Work Destinations Canada offers occupation specific information on work conditions, placement and recruitment, labour market information, local living conditions, social services, training and education opportunities.