Get help in your language

Our services are provided in English. If you can’t communicate with our staff in English and can’t call with someone who can interpret for you, we can arrange for an interpreter.

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Speak to someone in your language

When you phone the Legal Aid BC Call Centre, you will first hear a recorded legal aid welcome message in English. You can also access the recorded message in six languages:

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

The messages explain that if you need services in languages other than English, you should tell the staff person who answers what language you speak so they can arrange immediate access to a telephone interpreter. Interpreters are available for more than 100 languages.

Call Centre (legal aid applications)


604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
1-866-577-2525 (elsewhere in BC)

(Pacific Time)

Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri — 9 am to 4 pm
Wed — 9 am to 2:30 pm

Find out how legal aid can help you in the following languages:

Legal Aid Can Help You explains what legal aid is and how you can apply for it. This resource also lists the phone numbers of legal aid locations across BC, so you can find the location nearest you.