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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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Latest News

Surrey PICS program aims to get seniors back into workforce

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By Adrian Macnair, Surrey Now | Link to Article

SURREY — A program aimed at assisting seniors over the age of 55 find employment will soon begin at the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) in Surrey.

Express entry could sideswipe high-skilled foreign workers

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By Susana Mas, CBC News | Link to Article

Statistics Canada Study: Immigration, low income and income inequality in Canada: What's new in the 2000s?

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By North Umberland View | Link to Article

A new study examines trends in low-income rates among recent immigrants over the last three decades and compares these rates with those of the Canadian-born population.

Permanent residency spouse sponsorship delays leave new dad unable to support family

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By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News | Link to Article

A New Zealand man who has applied for permanent residency is struggling to keep his Ontario family together due to lengthy processing times at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Nova Scotia immigrant faces long wait for family to join her

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By Richard Cuthbertson, CBC News | Link to Article

Ottawa apologized to India after Surrey temple event

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By Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Canada apologized to India in 2011 after a ministerial inquiry confirmed that military personnel had participated in a Remembrance Day event at a Surrey Sikh temple that “glorified terrorists.”

Muslims beyond the headlines

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article 

Immigration express entry: 5 things you need to know

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By Susana Mas, CBC News | Link to Article

Business-class immigrants feel lowest “attachment” to Canada: Survey

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By Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Business-class immigrants have very low levels of “attachment” to Canada — both when they arrive and especially after four years in the country.

Upcoming Events

Career Start Program - Accenture Employment Mentoring

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Date: 2015/01/10 - 2015/01/24
Time: 09:30-12:30
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, 28 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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Newcomer Ambassador Program

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Date: 2015/01/14 - 2015/01/30
Time: 1330-1630
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Settlement Service, 200 - 5172 Kingsway, Burnaby

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University Admissions Information Session

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Date: 17/01/2015
Location: Guildford Library Meeting Room

Exhibition Tour of Views from the Southbank I

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Date: January 17, 2015
Location: Surrey Art Gallery

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Free Webinar: Parks to Farms: Urban Migration and Community Development

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Date: January 29, 2015
Online free webinar 

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