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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A Library Champion’s Journey to Employment with the Vancouver Public Library

March 18, 2021

From Library Champion to Library Service Assistant Library Champions often find themselves becoming champions for life. Whether that be through volunteering as a library board member, or finding employment with libraries, many have found a way to stay connected after the completion of the Library Champions Project. Such is the case for Renata, she just completed her four-month program and has found employment with the Vancouver Public Library! In this blog, she shares her journey with us to light the path for other Library Champions.

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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April 6, 2021

Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage, confidence and dedication every day of this pandemic, making vital contributions to improving the lives […] read more

April 10, 2021

Coquitlam Public Library goes fines-free for 2021

Don’t stress about overdue library books because Coquitlam Public Library is extending its fines-free policy for the rest of 2021. The Library first suspended overdue… read more

April 10, 2021

Canada needs to speed up the integration of skilled immigrants

About 18 months ago, I met Ashraf, when he responded to my click for an Uber. His sunny disposition was striking in contrast to his… read more

April 06, 2021

Teen Bookmark Challenge

This challenge is for ages 13-18. Are you interested in art and design? You could have your artwork published as an official… read more

April 06, 2021

Connect with the newcomer tech entrepreneur community and find support

Canada’s economy is fueled by immigration. We rely heavily on newcomers for talent, new businesses, and disposable income or investment. The Canadian tech ecosystem, in… read more

April 06, 2021

Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage,… read more

April 02, 2021

Anti-Asian racism challenges employers

Incidents of anti-Asian racism have been dominating the news the past couple of weeks, if not months. However, the issue is rooted further in the… 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!

Apr 13 2021

‘CAREERS’ Series: Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

The Langley and Maple Ridge WorkBC Centres are partnering with the Provincial Health Services Authority to host an ONLINE Career Fair. Part-time and Full-time positions are available in Management, Administration, Finance and Warehousing. Session is April 13 beginning at 10am.

Where: Virtual
Date: April 13, 2021
When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLICK HERE for more details

Apr 15 2021

Meeting Employer: Statistics Canada – 2021 Census Recruitment (English)

Statistics Canada is currently hiring. Be part of a great undertaking and join the 2021 Census team!

Where: Virtual
Date: April 15, 2021
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Apr 20 2021

Information of Library Champions Project

The Library Champions Project (LCP) is looking for newcomers who are interested in volunteering in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers.

Where: Zoom meeting
Date: April 20, 2021
When: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Apr 20 2021

Immigration Pathways to Canada

Hear the latest information about immigration options for work permit holders and international students.

Where: Virtual
Date: April 20, 2021
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Apr 21 2021

ESL Conversation Practice Online

Meet new friends and practice your English conversation skills with other English language learners. This is a supportive and casual meet-up using Zoom.

Where: Vancouver Public Library Virtual Branch
Date: April 21, 2021
When: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Apr 29 2021

Hiring Event – Amazon

Interested in working with Amazon? Check out Amazon’s upcoming hiring event for several positions. If you are an immigrant living in BC, you are welcome to join this free online hiring session in English.

Where: Virtual
Date: April 29, 2021
When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Apr 29 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair for Pacific & Western Canada

Canada’s ultimate career fair and speakers’ series for skilled immigrants, newcomers, temporary workers, international students and other new Canadians comes to you in a virtual format. Mark your calendars and attend the free, all-day Virtual Fair on THURSDAY APRIL 29, 2021 (for Western Canada including British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba)!

Where: Virtual
Date: April 29, 2021
When: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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May 4 2021

Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) presents Dismantling Barriers & Fostering Belonging: An Anti-Racism Initiative from May 4 to 21, 2021.

Where: Virtual
Date: May 4 to 21, 2021
When: Stay tuned
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