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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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RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants ‘Where are they now?’ Series: Akram Al-Otumi

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By Canadian Immigrants Magazine |

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards, we are looking back at some of the past honourees over the years in this special “Where are they now” series.

Secret immigration report exposes 'distortions' about women

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

A secret government report exposes tensions over gender issues between the federal Immigration Department and Status of Women Canada.

Secret immigration report exposes 'distortions' about women

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |

A secret government report exposes tensions over gender issues between the federal Immigration Department and Status of Women Canada.

Ottawa and Quebec reach agreements to ease tensions over asylum seekers

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By Vancouver Sun |

Rising tensions between Quebec and the federal government eased Wednesday night after new agreements were struck aimed at helping the province deal with an ongoing surge in asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border.

- Immigrant support group calls for more information surrounding marijuana legislation

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By CBC News |

As Canada gets ready to legalize marijuana, the head of a B.C. immigrant social services organization says she's keeping a close eye on new legislation from all levels of government.

Ottawa to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

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By Toronto Star |

Ottawa will relax the restrictions on immigrant applicants with disabilities and chronic health problems that have prevented many from immigrating to the country on the grounds of medical inadmissibility.

Canadian Immigrant Fair about connections

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By Burnaby Now

Getting oriented in a new place can be hard – finding services, work and joining a community takes the right connections, especially for new immigrants.

The Canadian Immigrant Fair aims to help newcomers by providing access to service providers, workshops, information and more.

Public govt. debate could undermine overall Canadian support for immigration, according to department data

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By National Post |

The federal government has been warned to take a cautious approach to publicly debating immigration over fears of reaching a “tipping point” that could undermine public support for welcoming immigrants.

Canada’s 2018-2020 immigration plan is a step in right direction, but more work is needed

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By Canada Immigration Newsletter |

Canadian Immigration Summit 2018 will focus on ways to make Canada's immigration system stronger

Immigrant kids climb 'red tape mountain' to play hockey

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By Vancourier |

The little boy was born in Iran, but when he was two-and-a-half his parents, afraid of being thrown in jail and limiting their son’s future, fled to Turkey where they were put in refugee purgatory. All they wanted was to find a free and safe country to live in.

Upcoming Events

Basic Computer Training for Arabic Job Seekers

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Date: April 23, 2018
Venue: Surrey Guildford Library 

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Canadian Immigrant Fair

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Date: April 26, 2018
Venue: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

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Focus on Seniors Forum: Presented in Korean

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Date: April 26, 2018
Venue: Surrey City Hall

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EmPower me: Conserving Energy in Your Home - Mandarin-language workshop

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Date: April 28, 2018
Venue: 15996 84 Avenue, Surrey BC

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Newcomers and Youth Hiring Fair

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Date: May 1, 2018
Venue: #110-7525 King George Blvd, Surrey 

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Canadian Immigration Summit 2018: Strengthening Our Economy & Settlement Program

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Date: May 30, 2018
Venue: Ottawa, ON

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