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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.


Latest News

Ottawa doubles number of Irish workers allowed on two-year visas


By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

The federal government has quietly doubled the number of Irish workers allowed to enter the country without the usual check to ensure Canadians aren’t being displaced.

Immigrants face 'unreasonable' hurdles with Old Age Security, critics say


By CBC News | Link to Article

Branko Sucic has been waiting a long time for his Old Age Security pension.

Why the kids of Asian immigrants excel – and what it teaches us about stereotypes


By Erin Anderssen, the Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Happy times, hard times: Two sides of the Canadian immigrant coin


By Metro News | Link to Article

Priscilla Bunke has come a long way, in more ways than one.

Immigrants with degrees find it harder to find professional jobs in Canada


By Ray Clancy, Expat Forum | Link to Article

Highly educated immigrants to Canada are facing more difficulties in accessing professional and management occupations than in the middle of the 1990s, according to researchers.

Saskatchewan licenses immigration consultants, recruiters


By HR Reporter | Link to Article

The Saskatchewan government says it's trying to protect newcomers to Canada from scams by licensing immigration consultants and recruiters.

Do Canadians have appetite for jobs that temporary foreign workers fill?


By Lee-Anne Goodman, the Star | Link to Article

Canada’s skills gap is no fairy tale


By Stephen Cryne, Ottawa Citizen | Link to Article

Temporary Foreign Worker Program sanctions target 3 employers


By Susana Mas, CBC News | Link to Article

The federal government has revoked or suspended three employers' permits to hire workers through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

Upcoming Events

19th Annual Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards


Date/Time: April 15th, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Learn more 

Settlement Services for Newcomers at libraries


Date: Date: 14/04/2014
Venue: Surrey Library City Centre Branch

7 Success Secrets for Canadian Immigrants


Date: April 29, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Venue: PICS Surrey Office, 205-12725 80th Ave
Learn more

Inspire 2014: International Neighbourhood House & Settlement Conference


A Time to Inspire and BE Inspired 

May 5th - 9th, 2014

Vancouver BC | SFU Harbour Centre 

Invitation and Program 

Newcomers Vancouver Fair


Date: 24-25 May 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: Pre-Register online for FREE ENTRY or $10 at the door

Learn more