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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Three Ways You Can Learn About The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 20, 2021

The Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity to observe and learn about the history and ongoing legacy of residential schools in Canada. You are invited to participate in a…

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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September 5, 2021

Registrations for Library Champions Project are open

To hear what past Library Champions say about the project, click here […] read more

September 26, 2021

What to do when your PR card expires outside Canada

A permanent resident (PR) of Canada might leave Canada for some time. If that person wants to return, they must present their PR card, which… read more

September 26, 2021

Gateway Program: essential skills training for survivors of abuse, violence, or trauma

This program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to assist people who are survivors of abuse, violence, or trauma. read more

September 26, 2021

We are Hiring!

Public Library InterLINK is seeking a Facilitator for the Library Champions Project. The Facilitator actively promotes and recruits participants for the project; works directly with… read more

September 26, 2021

Raise-a-Reader: Afghan family embrace a culture with children’s books

When Mahrukh Barakzai first came to Canada from Afghanistan in 2017 she knew a little bit of English. But she was far too self-conscious to… read more

September 26, 2021

Richmond residents, Chinese immigrants journeyed north to immerse themselves in Canadian culture

Richmond residents Yu Jiang and Roger Xiao have just returned home from a self-guided tour of northern B.C, which they described as a “life-changing experience”… read more

September 25, 2021

DeNovo Program: For Individuals that have experienced job loss

This program is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training to assist people who have been impacted by recent mill closures. 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!

Sep 27 2021

Canada’s Private Sponsorship Program

The BC Refugee Hub would like to invite you to join this webinar to learn about Canada’s private sponsorship program, updates on Afghan nationals private sponsorship pathways, the role of Sponsorship Agreement Holder’s (SAH’s) at the community level, steps to take to become a private sponsor, along with tools and trainings available about private sponsorship in Canada.

Where: Virtual
Date: September 27, 2021
When: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Sep 28 2021

B2B Virtual Fair

Where: Virtual
Date: September 28, 2021
When: 10 AM
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Sep 29 2021

How to Create a Canadian Style Resume (Mandarin) 如何撰写加拿大式的简历(国语)

Learn about types and formats, Dos and Don’ts of Canadian Resume and tips for a successful resume submission.

Where: Virtual
Date: September 29, 2021
When: 10:00AM – 11:30AM
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Sep 29 2021

Afghan Refugee Resettlement

You are invited to attend this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub providing updates on Afghan refugee resettlement to Metro Vancouver. Speakers Kathy Sherrell and Jennifer York will provide details on the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP), statistical updates on arrivals, and more.

Where: Virtual
Date: September 29, 2021
When: 1:00 PM
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Oct 1 2021

Volunteer Online: New immigrants helping other new immigrants

Where: Virtual
Date: October 1, 2021
When: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Oct 2 2021

2021 TriCities Volunteer Job Fair

Volunteers! Connect with non-profit organizations and speak with volunteer leaders to learn more about volunteer programs and opportunities.

Where: Coquitlam library
Date: October 2, 2021
When: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Oct 18 2021

Canadian Citizenship Course @ Burnaby Library

Join us for a five-day workshop on how to prepare for Canadian citizenship.

Where: Virtual
Date: October 18, 2021
When: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Oct 19 2021

Register to become a Library Champion

Where: Virtual
Date: October 19, 2021
When: 9:30-10:30 AM
CLICK HERE for more details