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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

B.C. adult education students now forced to pay course-upgrade costs

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By Mary Beach, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

AT&T fires executive after lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

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By Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

AT&T fired the president of its U-Verse business, after an African American female employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit.

Foreign worker success story

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By Winnipeg Free Press | Link to Article

Connecting Northern BC Employers to New Canadians

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By IEC-BC | Link to Article

IEC-BC Honours Champions of Skilled Immigrant Employment

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By IEC BC | Link to Article

April 30 to mark Vietnamese ‘boat people’ acceptance in Canada

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By Kim Mackrael, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

New immigrants to Canada face unexpected costs

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By Gail Johnson, Yahoo | Link to Article

Potentially deadly journeys worth the risk, Canadian immigrant says

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By CTV News | Link to Article

VANCOUVER -- A young Sri Lankan man crammed into the cargo hold of a ship with nearly 500 others had only one thing on his mind -- getting to the promised land called Canada.

New programs rolling out for Canadian immigrants to improve employment rates

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By Shannon Lough, Globe News | Link to Article

The streets in Vancouver were cold and windy when newly arrived immigrant Nick Noorani was questioning his decision to come to Canada.

Upcoming Events

Youth Employment Workshop

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Date: May 5, 2015
Venue: Simon Fraser University's Surrey Campus, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey 

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Room 204-20621 Logan Avenue, Langley

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Date: May 6, 2015
Veune: Room 204-20621 Logan Avenue, Langley 

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CCDI Webinar: Evaluating Foreign Credentials

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Date: May 7, 2015

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WorkBC Youth Job Fair (Vancouver)

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Date: May 7, 2015
Venue: Broadway Youth Resource Centre, 2455 Fraser Street

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Career Options Q&A with Black Professionals

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Date: May 7, 2015
Venue: Metrotown Community Resource Centre, 4460 Beresford Street Burnaby 

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Welcoming Economies: Immigrants are key to Inclusive Economic Growth

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Date: May 22, 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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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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