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LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, DECEMBER 21, 2010 – Langley residents will receive easy, convenient access to a wide range of federal programs and services from a newly-located Service Canada Centre. Parliamentary Secretary Mark Warawa, representing the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development officially opened the centre today.

“This facility offers an interactive, welcoming and accessible environment to better meet the needs of Service Canada clients in Langley,” said PS Warawa.

“The Township of Langley is pleased that Service Canada is opening its new Centre in Walnut Grove to provide much needed services and programs to residents throughout the Langleys,” said Mayor Rick Green. “Our community is growing, and everyone from new immigrants and families to our senior citizens and those looking for employment can find out what they need at this accessible location.”

“This bright new office will provide great benefits to the citizens in the region, with easy access from the freeway and a larger space to better serve the public,” stated Mayor Peter Fassbender of the City of Langley. “We wish the Service Canada Centre much success in this new location!”

This Service Canada Centre is designed to enhance access to services in Langley and surrounding areas and represents one of over 600 points of service in communities throughout Canada.

Some of the services that local residents can receive at the new centre include Employment Insurance, Social Insurance Numbers, Canada Pension Plan, Passport application, and Old Age Security services, as well as Service Canada Centre for Youth in the summer months.

To find out more about Service Canada and government programs and services, please call 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), TTY: 1-800-926-9105, go online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca, or in-person at over 600 points of service in communities throughout Canada.

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Backgrounder

Grand Opening of New Langley Service Canada Centre (SCC)

The Langley SCC has moved to a new location.

This move was required when the lease at the old location expired. A tendering process was initiated, and this new location provided the successful bid.

This location will provide enhanced federal visibility in the community and incorporate the Service Canada Service Experience Model by providing a more interactive and welcoming environment for clients. Service Canada staff has been working to assist clients in adjusting to this new location.

Langley is made up of two municipalities (the City of Langley and the Township of Langley) and has a population of approximately 120,000 (25,000 in Langley City and 95,000 in the Township). Langley is located in the geographical centre of the Lower Mainland.

What services are available?

The Langley SCC will continue to offer reliable access to a wide range of programs and services clients need, including Employment Insurance benefits, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, Social Insurance Number applications, Passport applications, and Service Canada Centre for Youth in the summer months. Service Canada continues to deliver on its goal of providing Canadians with one-stop, personalized service they can access however they choose – by telephone, Internet or in person.


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