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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4 Ways that Local Immigration Partnerships Help Newcomers Become Locals

January 30, 2023

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are designed to strengthen a community’s capacity to attract and integrate newcomers. Since 2008, LIPs in Canada have convened to support community-level research and planning to create more welcoming and inclusive communities where newcomers are connected and have opportunities to participate economically, socially, politically, and…

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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January 26, 2023

More health benefits available to Ukrainian migrants

Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with a Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) will benefit from a more affordable process for the federally mandated medical examination. read more

February 02, 2023

How librarians are making a difference in their communities

In the current digital age, it’s easy to overlook the importance of librarians, but they are some of the most passionate, dedicated, and hardworking people… read more

February 01, 2023

The economics of immigration: A boon for B.C. with support in place

Last year was one of the busiest years on record for businesses and organizations that help immigrants arrive and settle in Canada, and the immigration… read more

February 01, 2023

Early Learning Program

Free Drop-In (In-Person) Program for Permanent Residents (PR) and CUAET Visa Holders– Parents and Caregivers with Children 0-6 Learn more… read more

February 01, 2023

Free CELPIP Webinars

CELPIP Listening Pro is a free interactive lesson that is focused on the Listening component of the CELPIP Test. You will learn about the… read more

January 30, 2023

Become a Library Champion

By The West Coast Reader What do volunteers learn? Library Champions go to four training sessions. They learn about library, settlement and community services. They… read more

January 30, 2023

Newer, bigger library for Willoughby part of rec centre plans in Langley

By Langley Advance Times Langley Township’s plans for a new library for Willoughby have expanded, but it does mean that the new branch won’t… 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!

Feb 3 2023

Chapter Chat book club

Where: North Vancouver City Library
Date: February 3, 2023
When: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Feb 6 2023

PICS Mega Job Fair

Where: Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver
Date: February 6, 2023
When: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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Feb 8 2023

English Conversation Circle

Where: McGill Library
Date: February 8, 2023
When: 6:30pm
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Feb 9 2023

English Practice Group – Beginners

Where: Port Moody Library
Date: February 9, 2023
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Feb 15 2023

Read Along

Where: North Vancouver City Library
Date: February 15, 2023
When: 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Feb 16 2023

Job Search Strategies

Where: Online
Date: February 16, 2023
When: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
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Feb 22 2023

Women in Trades Virtual Info Session

Where: Virtual
Date: February 22, 2023
When: 1:00 pm
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Feb 23 2023

Philosopher’s Corner

Where: Langley ibrary
Date: February 23, 2023
When: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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