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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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 18, 2022

Penticton immigrant shares story of tough start in Canada that led to success

An immigrant to Canada who had a rough start to his experience has found new footing, community and success in Penticton. Shalindra K.C. is originally… read more

August 17, 2022

Support displaced Ukrainians arriving in Canada

The Government of Canada has announced it will expand settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada. Ukrainian nationals will continue to arrive… read more

August 17, 2022

South Asian languages on the rise in Canada as a result of immigration: census

Immigration is fuelling a rise in the number of Canadians who speak a language other than English or French, new Statistics Canada census data shows. A… read more

August 17, 2022

Man confronts Asian women at Richmond Canada Line station

A video posted on social media appears to show a Caucasian man making racist remarks towards an Asian women at a Richmond Canada Line station. 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

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 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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Sep 8 2022

BrainBoost: An Overview of the Canadian Immigration System and Classes

This presentation is for anyone interested in learning more about immigrating to Canada and gaining a better understanding of the system.

Where: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brainboost-an-overview-of-the-canadian-immigration-system-and-classes-tickets-388880621407
Date: September 8, 2022
When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
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