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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.

Events

Latest News

After 40 years, Immigrant Settlement Program needs an overhaul

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By Robert Vineberg, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

New lab to capture immigrant experience

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By Adela Talbot, Western News | Link to Article

B.C. government must act to end abuse of foreign workers: advocates

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

McDonald's foreign workers call it 'slavery'

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By Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News | Link to Article

Foreign workers recruited from Belize are accusing McDonald’s Canada of treating them like "slaves," by effectively forcing them to share an expensive apartment – then deducting almost half their take-home pay as rent.

Manitoba moves to protect temp workers

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Manitoba's government has introduced legislation it says will provide better protection for temporary workers hired through temporary employment agencies.

Minister mulls barring foreign worker program for some fast-food jobs

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By Ian Bailey, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Questions build around foreign worker program

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Indo-Canadian immigration continues to grow

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By CIC News | Link to Article 

Ottawa doubles number of Irish workers allowed on two-year visas

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

The federal government has quietly doubled the number of Irish workers allowed to enter the country without the usual check to ensure Canadians aren’t being displaced.

Immigrants face 'unreasonable' hurdles with Old Age Security, critics say

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By CBC News | Link to Article

Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension.

Upcoming Events

Skills Connect for Immigrants Hiring Fair

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Date: April 28, 2014

Venue: Burnaby Public Library Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch

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7 Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants

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Date: April 29, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: PICS Surrey Office, 205-12725 80th Ave
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Inspire 2014: International Neighbourhood House & Settlement Conference

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A Time to Inspire and BE Inspired 

May 5th - 9th, 2014

Vancouver BC | SFU Harbour Centre 

Invitation and Program 

Newcomers Vancouver Fair

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Date: 24-25 May 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: Pre-Register online for FREE ENTRY or $10 at the door

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Making It Work

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Date: June 3 & 4, 2014

Venue: Executive Inn, 405 North Road, Coquitlam BC

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