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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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Second Quarter of 2017 Sets New Express Entry Records

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By Canadian Immigration News |

Why Canadians need to debate immigration economics

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

Simon Fraser University political scientist Sanjay Jeram is bravely going where few Canadian scholars — and virtually no politicians — dare to go.

Financially strapped legal service for B.C. immigrants gets temporary federal help

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By CBC News |

A program that provides free legal services to B.C. immigrants and refugees has been given a temporary reprieve after the federal government provided it with a $386,000 emergency cash injection.

Foreign students boost business of education in B.C.

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By Patrick Blennerhassett, Business in Vancouver |

B.C. continues its reign as Canada’s top choice for foreign students.

Outstanding citizens honoured at RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

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By InsideHalton |

Doctors, CEOs, founders and artists were celebrated June 27 for being inspiring Canadian immigrants at the 9thannual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

Winners from across the country with varying inspiring stories were honoured Tuesday night at the One King West Hotel and couldn’t be more excited to be recognized.

Indian-born Nazreena Anwar-Travas on finding herself in Canada

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By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

On the second day of June in the year 2011, a WestJet airplane began its descent to Calgary, oblivious that a worried immigrant onboard (me) was looking at the landscape below warily. An immigrant who had left behind a well-paying job, her home, her family and everything behind just because she had chosen to make Canada her home.

Mid-Summer Provincial Nominee Program Update

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By Canadian Immigration Newsletter |

From coast to coast, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) continue to allow workers, graduates, entrepreneurs, and their families with a pathway to Canada. The first half of the summer has seen plenty of activity, particularly from Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta.

Quebec City Muslims want a separate cemetery but are meeting resistance

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By Alan Freeman, Washington Post |

When a gunman killed six members of a Quebec City mosque in January, five of the victims, all of them immigrants to Canada, were sent to their countries of origin for burial. Only one was buried in Canada, at a Muslim-run cemetery near Montreal, three hours away.

Sweden is the Best Country to be an Immigrant, followed by No. 2 Canada and No. 3 Switzerland

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By US News |

Sweden is the Best Country to be an Immigrant, according to new analysis from U.S. News & World Report. Canada, Switzerland, Australia and Germany round out the top five. Part of the Best Countries report, the new ranking assesses the international perceptions of 80 countries, their immigration policies and economic data.

Immigrant author Dirk McLean releases new children’s book

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By Kaitlin Jingco, Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Following the release of refugee soccer story Team Fugee last May, Toronto-based author Dirk McLean will be releasing a sequel, Tournament Fugee, later this summer.

Readers can follow 13-year-old Syrian refugee Victor Bayazid, whom they met in Team Fugee, as he embarks on new personal and athletic adventures.

Upcoming Events

Hustling & Mustling for Youth

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Date: July 28, 2017
Venue: SFU Surrey Campus

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Soft Skills Training for Newcomers

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Date: July 29, 2017
Venue: DIVERSEcity Community Campus, 13455 76 Ave, Surrey
Cost: $125.00

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Refugee Jobs Agenda: Entrepreneurship Offers Employment Pathways

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Date: August 3, 2017
Venue: Onlien webinar

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Skills Training Courses

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Date: September - November 2017
Venue: DIVERSEcity at 13455 - 76 Ave. Surrey

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Workshop: Succeeding & Navigating the Canadian Workplace

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Date: September 23 & November 18
Venue: DIVERSEcity Community Campus (Sept) and KPU Cloverdale (Nov)

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Bursary opportunity for youth

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Date: September 26, 2017
Venue: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

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Immigrant Entrepreneur& Small Business Fair

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Date: October 25, 2017
Venue: 13450 102 Ave. Surrey

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Internationally Trained Professionals Networking Fair

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Date: November 2017
Venue: KPU Cloverdale

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

4th Annual Vancouver Career, Education and Settlement Fair

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Date: November 09, 2017
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place

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