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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

Stories of migration bind students together

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By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article 

Immigration officers told to pay close attention to Chinese/non-Chinese marriages

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article 

Chinese Canadian history takes its place on British Columbia’s map

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By BC News Release | Link to Article 

British Columbia’s map of historical sites soon will be expanding and becoming more culturally diverse.

Two documentaries showcasing the human need for inclusion

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By Johanna Scheller, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Chinese leaders urge English on Richmond signs

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

A group of Chinese community leaders is urging Richmond residents to send them photos of Chinese-only signs.

Express entry: early immigration data shows many already in Canada

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By Susan Mas, CBC News | Link to Article

Nearly half of the skilled immigrants who qualified for a chance to obtain permanent residency within the first three weeks of the launch of a new immigration system were not applying from abroad but were already in Canada, CBC News has learned.

Refugees and some immigrants more likely to have psychotic disorders: study

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By Emily Chan, CTV News | 

The experience of moving to a new country may put refugees and some immigrants at a higher risk of psychotic disorders, a new study suggests.

The study, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, compared the rate of psychotic disorders in first-generation Canadians to the rate in the general Ontario population.

Prospective immigrants younger, better educated, survey finds

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By Metro News | Link to Article

Prospective immigrants to Canada are younger, better educated and starting their credential assessments sooner under immigration changes in recent years, a new survey finds.

Stephen Harper vows foreign workers will not become ‘permanent underclass’

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By Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star | Link to Article

LGBTQ immigrants’ needs unmet: report

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By Stefania Seccia, Vancouver 24 Hours | Link to Article

A pilot project to understand the LGBTQ experience for newcomers — with the bonus of providing support services — has lost its funding.

Upcoming Events

Welcoming Economies: Immigrants are key to Inclusive Economic Growth

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Date: May 22, 2015
Venue: Webinar 

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YVR Luxury Mall Job Fair

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Date: May 24, 2015
Venue: Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

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Rogers Job Fair

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Date: May 25, 2015
Venue: Metrotower 1, Unit 726 - 4710 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Immigrant Entrepreneur Exhibition

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Date: May 27, 2015
Venue: Bonsor Recreation Complex Banquet Hall 6550 Bonsor Ave. Burnaby

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Delta Community Forum

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Date: May 28, 2015
Venue: Deltassist Family and Community Services conference room

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Hiring Event – Job Openings in Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and Trades

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Date: June 1, 2015
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Metrotown WorkBC Centre, Metrotower 1, #726-4710 Kingsway, Burnaby 

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Leadership Development: How to Coach and Mentor Immigrant Professionals for Success

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Date: June 2015
Venue: Webinar 

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Integrating Immigrant in the Workplace: New Ideas for Greater Innovation

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Date: June 2, 2015
Venue: Webinar

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CCDI Community of Practice Event

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Date: June 16, 2015.
Venue: Dentons Canada LLP – 250 Howe Street, 20th Floor Vancouver

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Canada Apprentice Loan

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The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade. Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training.

Surrey 4th Annual Doors Open

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Date: June 27, 2015

Be a tourist in your own city during the 4th annual Surrey Doors Open event on June 27th, 2015.

Over 40 unique sites in City Centre, Bear Creek, Newton and Cloverdale will be open to the public with free admission for the day. Whether you are new to Surrey or are a long-time resident, you are sure to learn more about Surrey at Doors Open.

Diversity & Inclusion in Canada: 25 years and still not that far along

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Date: September 29, 2015
Venue: TBD

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Education & Career Fairs

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