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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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Labour shortage expected from temporary foreign worker rules

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By CBC News | 

The labour supply in rural P.E.I. is not big enough to meet the challenge of supplying new international markets, says the P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association.

Flavia Mabota, immigrant from Mozambique, is a successful business owner

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By Yvonne Colbert, CBC News | Link to Article

A Nova Scotia immigrant from Mozambique could be a poster child for the province's plan to attract newcomers.

Chinese millionaire migration to Canada is in a state of flux

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Ian Young, South China Morning Post | 

For the first time in recent years, wealth migration applications to Canada fell below approvals in 2014. However, a backlog of Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme applications will likely help maintain approval levels for a few years. Figures shown here include only principal applicants, not dependents.

Canada’s super rich immigration program draws poor response

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By Kalyan Kumar, International Business Times | 

BMO New Canadians Study: More Than Half of Immigrant Parents Believe Their Children Will Be Better Off in Canada

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By Digital Journal | Link to Article

BMO Wealth Management today released the results of a study on how New Canadians feel about their children's future in Canada, as well as their approaches to estate planning.

Any language on Richmond signs seen as individual right

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By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Chinese-language signs have been a fiery issue in Richmond.

Vancouver entrepreneur in a hurry to make his mark in the marketplace

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By Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

Just two weeks ago, young cosmetics entrepreneur Kevin Liu, 25, was on the phone at 3 a.m. He was trying to get a crucial product shipment through U.S. Customs when his wife signalled him.

Say Hello buttons not welcome at Surrey city hall

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article

The man behind a campaign to get Metro Vancouver residents to warm up and say hello to one another says he is getting the cold shoulder from the City of Surrey.

Help foreign workers eat right

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By Joanna Seow, Opinion | Link to Article

By the time thousands of foreign construction workers eat their lunch each day, it may be eight hours or more since the food was prepared. And the pre-packed meals in plastic bags or paper packets could have sat in the sun for five of those hours.

Upcoming Events

Hiring Event For Amazon

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Date: August 6, 2015
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Tri-City Service Centre (Henderson Place), 2058-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

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Mini Hiring Fair with SECURITAS: A Career in Security - English (Burnaby/New Westminste

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Date: August 12, 2015
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Settlement Service, 200 - 5172 Kingsway, Burnaby

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How to apply for jobs On-line - English

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Date: August 14, 2015
Venue: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Surrey Service Centre, 206-10090 152nd Street, Surrey

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Careers in Trades Showcase - Automotive Service Industry

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Date: August 26, 2015
Venue: 13455 - 76 Ave. Surrey

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Newcomer Education Series: Career Choices and Life Success

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Date: August 31, 2015
Venue: KPU Surrey, 12666 72 Avenue 

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Annual Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair

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Date: September 17
Venue: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 12666 72 Ave. Surrey

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Introduction to Engineering

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Langara College, Continuing Studies, offers the Introduction to Engineering in BC Certificate Program to prepare internationally trained engineers, technicians, and engineering technologists with industry specific skills to gain employment in enginneering enviornment. 

MEGA Job Fair

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Date: September 24, 2015
Venue: 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey

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Diversity & Inclusion in Canada: 25 years and still not that far along

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Date: September 29, 2015
Venue: TBD

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Education & Career Fairs

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