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NewToBC is all about making connections. Here, newcomer immigrants and refugees connect with essential settlement information, public libraries, and service provider organizations in their communities. NewToBC also plays a unique role in the settlement sector, serving as a connector and information hub for community agencies and BC communities as they welcome growing newcomer populations. 

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From Cambodia To Canada, Finding New Opportunities

July 10, 2024

I am from Cambodia. I first landed in Ottawa, Ontario, and lived there for a few years before moving to British Columbia. This journey has been filled with new experiences, skills, and a sense of community that has helped me feel connected and welcomed in my new home. I wanted to share with you some of my experiences from Cambodia to Canada, finding new opportunities.

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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July 3, 2024

International Credentials Recognition Act streamlines career opportunities

More internationally trained professionals will be able to use their skills for a career in B.C. as the International Credentials Recognition Act comes into effect on Monday, July 1, 2024. The act will remove barriers in 29 professions and make it […] read more

July 12, 2024

Recent immigrants suffer in Canada’s weakening job market

Newer immigrants are struggling as the Canadian labour market goes through a rough patch. The unemployment rate for recent immigrants – those who became permanent residents within the last five years –… read more

July 04, 2024

Canadian Dream? High housing costs has two-in-five recent immigrants saying they may leave their province (or Canada)

New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds recent trends that have seen Canadians concentrating in Alberta, moving south, or beyond Canada and the… read more

July 03, 2024

International Credentials Recognition Act streamlines career opportunities

More internationally trained professionals will be able to use their skills for a career in B.C. as the International Credentials Recognition Act comes into effect… read more

July 03, 2024

Fines issued for abusing Canada’s foreign labour program rise 36%

Twelve employers were temporarily banned from using the program Employers using cheap foreign labour to fill work shortages in Canada are paying more… read more

July 01, 2024

Rainbow refugees increasingly look to Canada for safety

Steven Kabuye didn’t know what it was like to be gay and safe before he came to Canada. He fled from Uganda, … read more

Public libraries and community agencies offer numerous free events.
This event listing is updated each week. Visit often to see what’s going on!

Jul 17 2024

Build. Grow. Thrive. 2024: Vancouver

Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver, BC
Date: July 17
When: 8:30am – 4:00pm
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Jul 17 2024

Guided bat walk with Felix Martinez.

Where: Squamish Estuary
Date: July 17
When: 8:30 – 10:00pm
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Jul 18 2024

Workplace Communication in Canada: Webinar with BCNSP

Where: Online with the NWP Library and BC Newcomer Services Program
Date: July 18
When: 3:00 – 4:30pm
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Jul 18 2024

YWCA Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Information Session (Hybrid)

Where: North Vancouver Work BC Centre (In-person) or via Zoom (Online)
Date: July 18
When: 12:00 – 1:00pm
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Jul 19 2024

Improv for Job Interviews

Where: Vancouver Public Library – Central Library
Date: July 19
When: 1:00 – 4:00pm
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Jul 20 2024

Andy the Musical Scientist

Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Date: July 20
When: 11:30am – 12:15pm
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Jul 22 2024

MULTICULTURAL EXHIBITION

Where: A Step Above Gallery, Langley, BC
Date: Deadline: July 22
When: Art Display: August 2 – 30
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