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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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Community pools money, resources to welcome new immigrants to Surrey

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By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun |

On a nondescript block in North Surrey, in a former halal meat market sandwiched between a convenience store and an autobody shop, a new community is taking shape.

Raise-a-Reader: Literacy night goes beyond books

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By Vancouver Sun | 

Through songs and games, Nang Gunhtang discovered a world of literacy beyond books.

Find alternatives to harmful practice of jailing child migrants: report

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By Jim Bronskill, Globe and Mail |

A new report by human rights researchers urges Canada to urgently find alternatives to locking up child migrants, saying the practice has a harmful and lasting effect on already vulnerable newcomers.

Bill Gates: Trudeau's Approach To Syrian Refugees Is Good For Business

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By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press |

Canada's open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an "enlightened" move that will benefit the country's business sector, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says.

Temporary Foreign Workers Need A Faster Track To Canadian Citizenship: Report

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By Huffington Post |

A House of Commons committee is calling for sweeping changes to the controversial temporary foreign workers program, including a faster path for citizenship for those with long-term work permits.

Parliamentary Committee Recommends 21 Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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By Canada Immigration Newsletters |

Government Ministers set to respond to Committee report, with major changes to current regulations expected

An elderly Chinese immigrant melted Canada’s heart by cooking for her sick neighbor

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By Lila MacLellan 

personal essay published in a Canadian newspaper this week is going viral thanks to its simple message about human nature—and complicated political context.

Trudeau says Canadians can't be overly impatient with immigrant integration

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By CTV News |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the example of Italian grandmothers in Montreal to explain Thursday why Canadians shouldn't be "overly impatient" with the integration of newcomers.

Skilled immigrants wasting their talents in Canada

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By Alia Dharssi, Calgary Herald |

Canada's small cities and rural areas desperate for immigrants

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By Alia Dharssi, Calgary Herald |

Upcoming Events

The 2016 Greater Vancouver Clean Technology Expo and Championship

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Date: September 28, 2016
Venue: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

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Attending Career Fairs: Maximizing Your Opportunity

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Date: September 29
Venue: Bob Prittie Metrotown

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Culture Days Activities

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Date: September 30 to October 2, 2016
Venue: Multiple locations

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Culture Days Activities

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Date: September 30, 2016

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Culture Days British Columbia

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Date: Sept 30 - Oct 2 2016 
Venue: Multiple locations

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Immigrant Entrepreneurial Fair

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Date: October 19, 2016
Venue: SFU Surrey campus 

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Technical Career Guidance Seminar

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Date: October 1, 2016 
Venue: KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - LANGLEY CAMPUS

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Employment Skills Development for SUCCESS - Online Course

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Date: October 3 - November 25
Venue: Online course

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Light Festival at Bear Creek Gardens

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Date: October 18, 2016
Venue: Bear Creek Park, 13750 88 Ave

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What do you see more similarities or differences between cultures?

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Date: October 19
Venue: CITY CENTRE LIBRARY ROOM 402

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