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NewToBC is all about making connections. It is a library settlement initiative that connects newcomer immigrants and refugees with essential settlement information, public libraries, other service provider organizations, and, ultimately, BC communities. NewToBC plays a unique role in the settlement sector by offering services that are responsive to the evolving needs of newcomers, that complement and raise awareness about resources and services offered by public libraries and other service provider organizations, and that support BC communities as they welcome growing newcomer populations.

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July 29, 2022

According to Statistics Canada latest report, at the beginning of May 2022, employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill over one million vacant positions; this is up 42.5% from May last year. With many Canadians retiring this year, skilled workers are required to fill labour market shortages. Immigration…

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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August 8, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

The NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions! Since 2013, more than 150 people are trained each year as Library Champions across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Beginning in Winter 2021, the Library Champions project is expanding its […] read more

August 11, 2022

Ukrainian Migration Resources

The Government of Canada, and the Province of B.C. have dedicated support to those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Government of Canada’s… read more

August 09, 2022

Our Community: Tapestry residents raffle quilt to raise money for Ukrainians

Residents of a Victoria seniors’ home are hoping to raise $10,000 through the sale of raffle tickets for a quilt they made in the colours… read more

August 09, 2022

Over 100 jobs on offer at upcoming Richmond job fair

Richmond employers such as T&T Supermarket, HomeSense, Amazon, and Walmart will gather at Lansdowne Centre on August 19 to speak to prospective employees. read more

August 08, 2022

Beep boop! Borrow a robot! @ Okanagan Regional Library

For all the little scientists in your life you can borrow an even littler robot from our Library of Things collection! We have Ozobots Evo and… read more

August 08, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

The NewToBC Team is always looking for new Library Champions! Since 2013, more than 150 people are trained each year as Library Champions across Metro… read more

August 08, 2022

Temporary financial assistance for people from Ukraine

By BC Gov News Ukrainian citizens arriving in B.C. under the federal Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) can now apply for hardship assistance… 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!

Aug 17 2022

Resumes that Work! Virtual Workshop

Where: Online
Date: August 17, 2022
When: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Aug 18 2022

Virtual Interview Preparation Workshop

Where: Online
Date: August 18, 2022
When: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Aug 22 2022

BCSIS-Functional English for Daily Life @VIRCS

Where: Online
Date: August 22, 2022
When: 6:00pm-7:30pm
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Aug 23 2022

Summer Reading Club Celebratoin

Where: City of Langley Library
Date: August 23, 2022
When: 11am
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Aug 23 2022
Aug 24 2022

English Practice Group – Intermediate, Online

Where: Online
Date: August 24, 2022
When: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Aug 26 2022

A Newcomer’s Guide to Coquitlam: Walking Tour

Where: Coquitlam
Date: August 26, 2022
When: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
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Aug 27 2022

Big Library Summer Celebration

Where: Langley
Date: August 27, 2022
When: 2:00 – 4:00pm
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