Welcome To NewToBC

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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Just Landed In Canada? Here Are 5 Settlement Resources

November 29, 2022

If you’re new to Canada, we cannot stress enough the importance of doing your due diligence to access settlement resources. These resources can help you with the settlement process, so you don’t bear the burden of it all on your own.

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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December 2, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

The NewToBC Team is looking for new Library Champions! Register now. read more

December 03, 2022

Survey: Multiculturalism in Langley

If you are a resident of the City or Township of Langley, we want to hear from you. The intent of this survey is to… read more

December 03, 2022

B.C. making changes to support good trades jobs, tackle labour shortages

British Columbia is advancing a made-in-B.C. solution to attract more people to trades careers and boost prestige for the sector by moving forward with skilled trades… read more

December 02, 2022

Jobs in Canada: Navigating changing local labour markets

Record number of new immigrants come to Canada to seek opportunities, boosting labour market growth from 2016 to 2021 While immigration cannot fully offset the effects of population… read more

December 02, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

The NewToBC Team is looking for new Library Champions! Register now. read more

December 01, 2022

More internationally educated family doctors on the way

By BC Government News | More family doctors will be available to take patients and treat people as the Province expands a program that trains internationally… read more

November 25, 2022

Fewer than 24 per cent of Ukrainians granted visas have come to Canada

By Vancouver Sun  Less than one quarter of the 370,000 approved Canadian visa applications from Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country have so far… 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!

Dec 5 2022

Resumé Clinic

Where: Burnaby Tommy Douglas Library
Date: December 5, 2022
When: 2:00pm
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Dec 6 2022

Canadian Workplace Culture and Communication

Where: Online event
Date: December 6, 2022
When: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Dec 6 2022

Homework Help @Prince George Library

Where: Prince George Bob Harkins Branch
Date: December 6, 2022
When: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Dec 7 2022

English Practice Group – Intermediate/Advanced, Online

Where: Online
Date: December 7, 2022
When: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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Dec 8 2022

Job Search Tour

Where: Online
Date: December 8, 2022
When: 11:00am
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Dec 9 2022

Nanaimo Harbourfront Family Storytime

Where: Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
Date: December 9, 2022
When: 10:30 am – 11:00
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Dec 9 2022

Holiday Buttons Craft

Where: Langley
Date: December 9, 2022
When: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Dec 14 2022

Morning Coffee Club

Where: Langley
Date: December 14, 2022
When: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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