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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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IEC-BC's Overseas Trip to Promote New Project

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By IEC BC |

Why Muslims are proud Canadians

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By Michael Adams and Kathy Bullock, Globe and Mail |

On any given day, Canadians might wake up to a range of news related to Muslims in Canada.

Canada’s long-form census is back for 2016

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By Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star |

Just a day after taking office, the Liberal government announced Thursday that the mandatory long-form census — axed by the Conservatives in 2010 — will be reinstated for the 2016 census.

Quebec town ‘excited’ as entire community sponsors Syrian refugee family

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By Giuseppe Valiante, Toronto Star |

Although the Apkarians have never stepped foot in Sutton, Que., they are among the most popular and discussed people in the bucolic resort town of 4,000 residents.

A bank account has been opened on their behalf, a home is being prepared and an organic farmer has already promised them free, fresh fruits and vegetables for one year.

Onstage diversity has a social impact

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By Marc and Craig Kielburger, the Phoenix Star |

As a young theatre student, Lorne Cardinal dreamt of performing Shakespearean plays at Ontario’s internationally renowned Stratford Festival. An older actor chuckled at his ambition. Didn’t Cardinal know indigenous actors like himself never got roles for non-Aboriginal characters?

Immigrant workers rally for better pay at Ontario Food Terminal

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By CBC News |

A group of predominantly immigrant workers who help unload produce and have set up a picket line outside Toronto's main food distribution facility are simply trying to receive the same compensation many of their more established counterparts receive, says their union representative.

Vancouver behind in housing Syrian refugees

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun |

High housing prices have meant Syrian refugees in Metro Vancouver have had a harder time finding permanent housing than those who were settled elsewhere in Canada, with some waiting close to four months.

Challenging frequent flyers to help refugees become frugal flyers so they can arrive in Canada debt-free

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By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun |

Getting from refugee camps in Jordan or Lebanon to Canada is expensive enough, but it can cost Syrian families thousands more to get from their Canadian arrival point to where they are going to settle.

John McCallum promises probe into immigration consultants' fees for Syrian refugees

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By CBC News |

Immigration Minister John McCallum says he has ordered a three-part investigation into the practice of immigration consultants charging Syrian refugees thousands of dollars to process applications and possibly violating federal rules on private sponsorship by asking them to pay resettlement costs that should be paid by their sponsors.

What is the Cost of Not Hiring Global Talent?

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By IEC BC |

Build the business case for inclusion and recognize the return on investing in immigrant talent – these are just some of the recommendations from IEC-BC’s 2016 Employer Forum report, which was released on April 18.

Upcoming Events

Youth Education and Job Fair

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Date: 1st week of May, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Legal Basics for Your Business

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Date: May 17, 2016
Venue: Webinar 

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What is the barbaric Cultural Practice?

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Date: May  18, 2016
Venue: Surrey City Library Room 402

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Manufacturing Employment

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Date: May 18, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Hospitality Employment @ GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Date: June 1, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Transportation Employment

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Date: June 15, 2016
Venue:  GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Employer DIVERSEcity Luncheon

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Date: June 22, 2016
Venue: TBD

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Retail Employment

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Date: June 29, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Financial Services Employment @ GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Date: July 13, 2016
Venue: GT Hiring Solutions Brentwood ESC

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Fusion Festival

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Date: July 23 & 24, 2016
Venue: Holland Park

Named the "Best Festival" at the annual Special Event Magazine Gala Awards in 2014, Surrey's Fusion Festival showcases and celebrates the cultural diversity of our City. 

Immigrant Entrepreneurial Fair

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Date: October, 2016
Venue: TBD

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