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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.

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Latest News

Foreign credential requirements to be eased for 10 additional occupations

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By: Daniel Dale City Hall, May Warren, the Star | Link to Article

Temporary foreign worker reforms raise ire of film, TV industry

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By CBC News | Link to Article

Representatives of Canada's film and TV industry met with Immigration Minister Chris Alexander in Vancouver Wednesday to discuss recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Feds creating fast track for immigrant entrepreneurs

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By Jeremy Nuttall, the Sun News | Link to Article 

The federal government says it's putting business before bureaucracy and will create a fast track stream for the new Start-Up Visa Program.

ABC sees ‘authenticity’ in fall lineup’s cultural range

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By Alex Strachan, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Not diversity. Authenticity.

Liberal immigrations norms make Canada new destination for techies

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By Times of India | Link to Article

Tightening of foreign worker rules affecting supply of doctors

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By the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Ottawa’s bid to crack down on abuse of the temporary foreign worker program is stymieing efforts to bring in a class of highly skilled labourers Canada badly needs: doctors.

Western premiers say their provinces badly need temporary foreign workers

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By Lee-Anne Goodman, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Immigrants Advancing Canada’s Export Agenda, Report Finds

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By Kaven Baker-Voakes, the Epoch Times | Link to Article

ESL students in the majority at more than 60 schools in Metro Vancouver

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By Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Upcoming Events

How to Start a Business in BC

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Date: 2014/07/25
Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: Vancouver Central Public Library, Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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Financial Matters Course

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Date/Time: 01/08/2014 - 29/08/2014 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, #1113-7330 137 Street, Surrey
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Tips on Small Business Loans

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Date: 2014/08/08
Time: 14:00-16:00
Venue: Vancouver Central Public Library, Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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Guildford Harvest Festival & Neighbourhood Connecting

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Date: August 29, 2014 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: 10706 - 148 Street, Surrey BC
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