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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.

Events

Latest News

Afghan immigrant studying in Vancouver wins Loran scholarship

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By David Geselbracht, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Program aims for greater ethnic diversity on boards

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By Joe Firesen, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

ICBC rules for religious headgear shrouded in mystery

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By Matthew Robinson, Vancouver Sun

Surrey resident Obi Canuel made international headlines last year when the Insurance Corp. of B.C. refused to let him wear a spaghetti strainer on his head in his driver’s license photograph.

Immigration: Is big money paying off?

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By Graeme Wood, Richmond News | Link to Article

Refugee immigrants are reporting higher incomes to the Canada Revenue Agency than investor-class immigrants, according to data compiled by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Austria bans foreign financing of Muslim groups

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By Shadia Nasralla, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Austria’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday that seeks to regulate how Islam is administered, singling out its large Muslim minority for treatment not applied to any other religious group.

Temporary foreign worker mass exodus expected April 1

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By CBC News | Link to Article

A mass exodus of temporary foreign workers is on the horizon, employers and lawyers predict.

Beginning April 1, low-skill, temporary foreign workers who have been in Canada at least four years will be forced to leave.

Former refugees face losing residency in Canada if they return to homeland

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By Nicholas Keung, Inside Halton | Link to Article

Canada immigration: Good news for investors

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By Majorie Van Leijen, Emirates 24/7 | Link to Article

Application window for Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) Pilot Programme has been extended till April this year.

Government to relax university foreign worker rules

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By Simona Chiose, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

Celebrate your inner yang at Lunar New Year events in Vancouver

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By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Among the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, the one representing this coming year presents a particular difficulty.

Upcoming Events

Mortgage Advisor Career Information Event

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Date: March 5, 2015
Venue: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104 Ave, Surrey

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Community Connection - Cultural & Nature Walk in Surrey Parks

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Date: March 6, 2015
Venue: Green Timbers Park , 14600 100th Avenue, Surrey

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Business Plan Workshops

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Date: March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Venue: Surrey City Centre Library 

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BC Workplace Inclusion Conference

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Date: March 9 - 10, 2015
Veune:  Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver 

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Mortgage Advisor Career Information Event

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Date: March 11, 2015
Venue:Delta Burnaby Hotel, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

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BC Immigrant Professional Conference

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Date: March 21, 2015
Venue: Hilton Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby

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Library Champions Project: Information Session in Surrey

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Date: March 24, 2015
Venue: Room 120, 10350 University Drive, Surrey

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National Metropolis Conference

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Date: March 26, 2015
Veune: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver 

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Community Connection - Cultural and Nature Walk in Surrey Parks

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Date: March 27, 2015
Venue: Green Timbers Park , 14600 100th Avenue, Surrey

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Accredited CELPIP Preparation Program (ACPP)

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Date: April 13, 2015
Venue: DIVERSEcity, 13455 76 Avenue, Surrey

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The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show

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Date: April 18/19, 2015
Venue: Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Delta Trades & Technical Career Fair 2015

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Date: April 30, 2015
Venue: Sungod Recreation Centre (7815 112 Street, Delta)

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