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There's lots happening these days in Surrey and its surrounding communities. Check here often to stay posted on lively cultural celebrations, useful government programs and more.

This section is also your source for the latest multiculturalism news from B.C. and beyond. We’ll be adding relevant news items each week.

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Indian-born photojournalist marks a successful career in Canada

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By Renu Mehta, Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

He came to Canada in the late 70s and never looked back. Not a doctor or engineer or Chartered Accountant from India who required credentials recognition, Dilip Mehta did not have to rely on a survival job. He was a photojournalist who settled down very quickly in his adopted country and began his career taking images.

Rye grads make interactive documentary about immigrant entrepreneurs

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By Neha Chollangi |

Two Ryerson media grads produced an interactive documentary about immigrant entrepreneurs in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

About 1,400 immigrants a year ordered removed from Canada for residency non-compliance

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By Toronto Star |

An average of about 1,400 Canadian immigrants are intercepted at the border each year and ordered removed from the country for not fulfilling their residency obligations, the Star has learned.

Increased risk of schizophrenia and psychosis in immigrants: CAMH study

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By Nicholas Keung, Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Brain chemistry could change under the stress of migration, increasing a newcomer’s risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychoses, according to a new medical study.

Opinion: Trump's name on tower damages children's health

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By Tim Oberlander and Current Warf, Vancouver Sun |

We are writing to our fellow citizens to address an urgent public-health matter in Vancouver. In a matter of days, the Trump Tower will open.

With the public display of the Trump name, we will be seen as condoning the ridicule of the disabled, and condoning sexism, xenophobia and bigotry.

Underground industry serves moms who follow Chinese custom of ‘sitting the month’ after childbirth

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By Douglas Quan, Vancouver Sun |

Five months ago, first-time mother Mandy Huo chose to follow the traditional Chinese practice of “sitting the month” after childbirth and agreed to pay $4,000 for a postpartum doula to come to her house six days a week to cook special meals and care for her baby.

Immigrant retention on P.E.I. worst in the region

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By Kevin Yarr, CBC News |

P.E.I. has the worst immigrant retention record in Atlantic Canada, according to a report from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council released this week.

And the record for immigrant retention in the region as a whole is not good.

Ottawa ends program reuniting Syrian refugees with relatives in Canada

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By Michelle Zilio, Globe and Mail |

The federal government has quietly cancelled a program that matched private Canadian sponsors with Syrian refugees abroad who have relatives in Canada because of low sponsor turnout.

From refugee to immigration minister: Ahmed Hussen appointed cabinet role

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By Michelle Zillo, Globe and Mail |

A former Somali refugee is now overseeing Canada’s federal immigration policies after a cabinet shuffle Tuesday.

Peter Keleghan tells a personal tale of Canadian immigration with new documentary

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By Martin Knelman, Globe and Mail |

Upcoming Events

Safeway Hiring Fair

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Date: January 24, 2017
Venue: 28 W Pender, Vancouver

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Aerotek is Hiring

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Date: January 27, 2017
Venue: 105-13655 104 Ave. Surrey

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Entrepreneur Exchange

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Date: Feburary 1, 2017
Venue: City Centre Library

Alternative Career Solutions for Skilled Immigrants

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Date: February 2,  2017
Venue: Webinar

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Friends of Simon Tutoring

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Date: Feburary 6, 2017
Venue: City Centre Library

Business Plan Workshop

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Date: February 8, 2017
Venue: City Centre Library

Southbank Writer’s Program Writing Consults

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Date: February 14, 2017
Venue: City Centre Library

Positive Parenting Workshop Series

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Date: February 20, 2017
Venue: Fleetwood Community Centre 

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Newcomers Canada Career and Settlement Fair

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Date: March 4, 2017
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre East

The Construction Expo 2017

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Date: March 11
Venue: Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex Bldg, 6050 176 St - See more at: http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/21076.aspx?startDate=Dec-08-2016#sthash.1BzdXdmS.dpuf

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Canadian Immigration Summit 2017: Innovating at 150 and Beyond

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Date: May 9 and 10, 2017
Venue: Ottawa, ON

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Internationally Trained Professionals Networking Fair

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Date: November 2017
If you would like more info on our upcoming events, please contact: John Suyte at jsuyte@dcrs.ca