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Latest News and Events

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.

Events

Latest News

Canada's Korean community need to be more involved, diplomat says

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

South Korea’s top diplomat in B.C. has a message for Korean-Canadians in Western Canada: Get involved in your local community, lest Korean contributions to Canada be overlooked.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Canada stuck with erroneous names

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By CBC News |

Syrian refugees who have recently settled in Canada have another hurdle in addition to learning a new language, finding a place to live and getting a job.

They need to fix their names.

Hundreds of Syrian families who fled to Canada with little or no documentation are upset with the versions of their names that wound up on Canadian immigration papers.

644 people crossed border into Quebec illegally so far in 2017: RCMP

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By CTV News |

Canada Deserves an ‘A’ for Immigration Innovation

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By Kareem El-Assal, Research Associate, Education & Immigration
The Conference Board of Canada

Alberta bans hiring foreign workers for 29 high-skilled jobs

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By CBC News |

Chinese-Canadian police officer honoured with provincial award

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun |

A Chinese-Canadian police officer has become the first person from either group to win B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship, the province announced.

Youth and depression: The terrible mental toll on young refugees

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By Rosemary Newton, Vancouver Sun |

Education is key to integration

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By Ross Finnie, Times Higher Education |

Many Syrian refugees struggling after 12 months in Canada

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

Syrian refugees are struggling with mixed results as they transition through what many call “Month 13” in Canada.

Ontario Releases Occupation List, Resumes Issuing Express Entry Notifications of Interest

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By Canada Immigration Newsletter |

Upcoming Events

Hiring Event in Coquitlam

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Date: April 27, 2017
Venue: 1169 Pintree Way, Coquitlam

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DIVERSEcity Employer Appreciation Luncheon

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Date: April 28
Venue: City of Surrey Council Chamber

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WorkBC Cloverdale Spring Job Fair

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Date: May 2, 2017
Venue: 5783 176A Street, Surrey

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3rd Annual Diversity Conference: Creating Strength through Differences

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Date: May 9
Venue: Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam

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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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Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement

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Date: May 15
Venue: Victoria

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Youth Education, Volunteer & Career Fair

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Date: June 23
Venue: Newton Recreation Centre

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DIVERSEcity Immigrant Entrepreneurial & Small Business Fair

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Date: October 11
Venue: SFU

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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