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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.

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Immigrant Experience in Canada Revealed in New Book

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By Broadwayworld.com | Link to Article

Mid-sized companies looking to hire: Survey

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Conditions are ripe for investments at mid-sized companies in Canada over the next six months, according to a global survey by American Express.

Thousands of temporary foreign workers lose chance to stay in Alberta

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By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal | Link to Article

EDMONTON - Thousands of temporary foreign workers hoping to stay permanently under Alberta’s special nominee program lost their chance this fall.

Can city regulate foreign language signs?

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By Graeme Wood, Richmond News | Link to Article

Chinese signs in the City of Richmond have sparked discontent amongst non-Chinese speakers. Now the city may actually get to the bottom of the issue, legally at least.

CBC's Sheila Coles: I have an immigrant story myself

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By Sheila Coles, CBC News | Link to Article

I have a deep and strong connection to Thursday's Citizenship Ceremony and the stories these newcomers shared with us at our open mic event later that evening.

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant

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By Mark Roth / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Link to Article

Refugee in limbo, protected and inadmissible at same time

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By Nicholas Keung, the Star | Link to Article

As a “protected person,” Kogularamanan Arulanantham cannot be removed from Canada to Sri Lanka.

Visa program opens doors to overseas talent

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By Brenda Bouw, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Montreal’s French invasion: Why immigrants from France are moving in en masse

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By Benjamin Shingler, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

When Christian Faure moved to Montreal last summer, the renowned chef saw a chance to start fresh in a new city, freed from the constraints of his native France.

Out of the kitchen and into the Dragons’ Den for Vikram Vij

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By Marsha Lederman, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

Diwali Celebration 2014 - Festival of Lights

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Date: October 25, 2014
Venue: 181 Roundhouse Mews

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Canadian National Manufacturing Month Job Fair &Closing Networking Reception

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Date: October 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Venue: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Avenue, Surrey

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Surrey WorkBC Non-profit Career Fair

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Date: October 30, 2014
Venue: Newton Art Gallery 

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CME BC / BCIT Job Fair & Networking Reception

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Date: October 30, 2014 | 4 pm to 8 pm 
Venue: Sheraton Guildford Hotel, 15269 - 104 Avenue, Surrey 

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7 Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants

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Date: November 4, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

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Nomination of Culture Days Awards 2014

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Nominations for the 2014 Culture Days Awards are