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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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Latest News

Vietnamese immigrant says 'Thank You, Merci Canada' — in a song

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By Robert Bostelaar, Ottawa Citizen | Link to Article

Four decades later, the Ottawa technology entrepreneur-turned-public servant has recorded a song about his journey and the country he says so warmly adopted him. Its unabashed title: Thank You, Merci Canada.

Canada Shows How to Gain From Immigrants

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By Dr. James Lutaaya, All Africa | Link to Article

As 2015 set in, Canada introduced the Express Entry Visa to cater for skilled immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker Programme, the Federal Skilled Trades Programme, and the Canadian Experience Class, among others.

Transportation biggest job barrier: report

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By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver | Link to Article

Transportation is the largest barrier for at-risk youth trying to get jobs in B.C., according to a new report from McCreary Centre Society that surveyed 150 youth.

Cameroon immigrant accuses Fraser Valley Community College of ‘rip-off’

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By Mark Harvey, CBC News | Link to Article

An Edmonton man says a small B.C. college which caters to students from Africa wasted six months of his time and owes him $4,500.

Intel's diversity drive should focus on internal changes, advocates say

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By Sarah McBride and Noel Randwich, Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article

Chinatown residents seek moratorium on condo development

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By Frances Bula, Globe and Mail | Link to Article

The rapid pace of condo development in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown has prompted a local advocacy group to start petitioning for a moratorium on new building.

Adopt-a-School: School reeling from severe budget cuts

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By Gerry Bellett, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Quebec to launch consultation on immigration and diversity

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By CBC News | Link to Article

The provincial government is getting ready to launch a consultation later this month, asking Quebecers what they think about immigration, diversity and inclusion.

Editorial: Upholding freedom of expression in face of offensive speech

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By Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

University of New Brunswick sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne has upset Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang with his comments about Vancouver’s Asian character.

Immigrant incomes show wide gaps between groups

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By CBC News | Link to Article

New data sheds light on just how much money new immigrants are earning after arrival, and the earning gap between different types of immigrants.

Upcoming Events

Free Webinar: Parks to Farms: Urban Migration and Community Development

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Date: January 29, 2015
Online free webinar 

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Webinar: Community Resources - Employment Navigation Workshop

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Date: January 30, 2015
Free webinar

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Career Open House

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Date: February 5, 2015
Venue: CIBC Guildford Branch, 10355 152 Street, Surrey

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Mind The Gap Webinar: Express Entry and Canada Job Bank

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Date: February 05, 2015
Free webinar

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Career Open House

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Date: February 5, 2015
Venue: CIBC Guildford Branch, 10355 152 Street, Surrey

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SFU High-tech Opfair 2015

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Date: February 05, 2015
Venue: Applied Science Building Atrium at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

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2015 Chinese New Year Gala Celebration

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Date: February 22, 2015
Venue: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 - 144th St.Surrey
For tickets and questions, you are welcome to contact Davie @ 604-537-7339

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