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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.


Latest News

Detained refugees treated worse than criminals


By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

A handcuffed man wearing an orange jumpsuit is escorted to a hearing by a uniformed guard. He has been transported from a provincial jail.

Okanagan Coquihalla MP Discusses Temporary Foreign Worker Program


By Anita Sthanklya, Kelowna Now | Link to Article

Building a media voice for immigrants in Canada


By George Abraham, the Tyee | Link to Article

I was never cut out to be a pioneer or an entrepreneur; risk-taking is just not in my DNA. My friends know me as a follower rather than a leader: a conformist.

Immigrant Canadians stuck in catch -22 when ID lost


By Wanda Chow, Burnaby Newsleader | Link to Article

Immigrant Canadians will want to hold onto their wallet-sized Canadian citizenship cards for dear life. Or at least keep them in a safe deposit box.

That’s because the federal government is no longer issuing the photo identification.

Skills, experience more valued than degrees: Survey


Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Fifty-one per cent of Canadian CIOs said they prioritize skills and experience over college degrees when making hiring decisions, according to a survey by Robert Half Technology.

Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker program explained


By James Menzies, Truck News | Link to Article

Helping children in need get back to school


By Paola Samuel, the Globe News | Link to Article

MONTREAL – The Poddubania family has been in Canada for less than a year.

Settling in is costly for new immigrants and back to school time is especially tough.

Gearing up can cost up to $600 per child.

Over Educated But Underpaid – The Plight of Filipinos in Canada


By Asian Pacific Post | Link to Article

While there is considerable upward mobility among children of immigrants in Canada some groups, including Filipino youth, are less likely to be among them, a study reported.

Opinion: Racism is a multicultural issue


By Albert Lo, Special to the Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Temporary foreign workers perform critical jobs


By Gwyn Morgan, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

Focus on Seniors Forum – In Korean


Date: September 6, 2014
Venue: Grace Community Church - 9770 King George Blvd. Surrey

Learn more 

Library Champions Project – Volunteer Opportunities for New Immigrants


NewToBC is hosting two information sessions in Surrey. Join us and learn how you can help others in your community!

Tuesday, September 9th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 10 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Surrey City Centre Library

Learn more

2014 Surrey Transportation Lecture Program


Learn more about transportation with the fall 2014 Surrey Transportation Lecture Program. The City of Surrey Engineering Department and Simon Fraser University City Program are offering this unique learning opportunity for citizens, professionals, and stakeholders.

Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair


Looking for retail/warehouse work for the upcoming holiday season?

Surrey WorkBC Centres invite you to join us at the Retail/Warehouse Hiring Fair!

Date: September 11, 2014 
Venue: Peoples Full Gospel Church – 14455 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC (free parking available), Holly Park (10706 148 St)