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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Immigrant Demographics Across Communities

January 30, 2024

The Changing Face of BC: Immigrant Demographics Across Communities. In British Columbia, where immigration plays a significant role, communities are experiencing remarkable demographic shifts. From Abbotsford to West Vancouver, immigrants are shaping the landscape and contributing to growth and development.

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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February 7, 2024

Nominations are open for the 2024 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards presented by Western Union! 

Is there an inspiring immigrant deserving of recognition that you know? Do they have a story that should be heard and honoured across Canada? Canadian Immigrant along with its sponsors Western Union, Windmill Microlending and COSTI Immigrant services is calling […] read more

February 16, 2024

The other immigration problem: Too much talent is leaving Canada

Tens of thousands of people leave Canada every year, many of them talented and entrepreneurial people we will miss. Importantly, a significant fraction are themselves… read more

February 14, 2024

The provinces where immigrants are going — and staying

Some Canadian provinces have done a better job of retaining their immigrant populations than others, a new Statistics Canada report revealed on… read more

February 07, 2024

Nominations are open for the 2024 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards presented by Western Union! 

Is there an inspiring immigrant deserving of recognition that you know? Do they have a story that should be heard and honoured across Canada? Canadian… read more

February 07, 2024

Here’s what international students wished they knew before coming to Canada

Thousands of students come to the country each September from around the world looking for higher education and a better life, but… read more

February 06, 2024

Canada is an immigration nation

This country brings hundreds of thousands of newcomers to Canada each year because they are a good investment. And we have many decades of experience… read more

February 03, 2024

Invisible Lives: Meet Canada’s Undocumented Kids

Undocumented youth in Canada are similar to so-called DREAMers in the United States—but without anyone officially knowing they exist or how many there are. Estimates… 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 22 2024

PICS Mega Job Fair Vancouver 2024

Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC
Date: February 22
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm
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Feb 22 2024

From Diversity to Prosperity: Employing Newcomers in the Capital Region

Where: Four points by Sheraton – 829 McCallum Road Victoria, BC
Date: February 22
When: 9:00am – 2:00pm
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Feb 22 2024

Arthritis and Exercise

Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Date: February 22
When: 2:00 – 3:30pm
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Feb 22 2024

Hiring Fair at WorkBC Langley

Where: WorkBC Centre Langley – 19925 Willowbrook Drive Langley, BC
Date: February 22
When: 10:00am – 1:30pm
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Feb 23 2024

Level Up Your Online Job Searching Skills

Where: Online with Impact North Shore
Date: February 23
When: 10:00am – 12:00pm
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Feb 24 2024

2024 Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch
Date: February 24
When: 1:00 – 4:00pm
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Feb 26 2024

Kuwentuhang Pinoy | Filipino Storytime

Where: Surrey Libraries – Guildford Branch
Date: February 26
When: 6:30 – 7:00pm
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Feb 27 2024

中侨列治文2024年2月27日”最新宫颈自我筛查项目介绍”线上和现场同步讲座

Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse / Online
Date: February 27
When: 10:00 – 11:30am
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