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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May 11, 2022

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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May 23, 2022

Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country and around the world to show their pride in their history, culture, achievements and shared […] read more

May 26, 2022

Immigrant learning circles @ North Vancouver City Library

Join a small group to learn about a specific topic or event like Canadian cooking, employment mentoring or skills development. Check the calendar for upcoming… read more

May 25, 2022

Ukraine refugees get donations and warm welcome from Maple Ridge

A group of Ukrainian refugees received a warm welcome in the community on Saturday. Nine families, comprised of about 30 individuals, received donations of pants,… read more

May 23, 2022

Celebrate what it means to be Canadian during Citizenship Week

It’s Citizenship Week this week, from May 23 to 29, 2022.  During Citizenship Week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is asking Canadians across the country… read more

May 23, 2022

Doors Open Richmond showcases the city’s diversity and cultural heritage

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine|  The city of Richmond, B.C., is one of the most diverse cities in Canada with over 60 per cent of its… read more

May 23, 2022

Fraser Valley libraries get funding boost from Victoria

The library system that serves Langley and many of its neighbours is getting almost $220,000 in funding, the largest share of an $8 million provincial… read more

May 23, 2022

Our View: Libraries could use some more local advocates

When the province recently announced new funding for library systems across B.C., the second-highest funding amount was set aside for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL). 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!

May 28 2022
May 30 2022
May 30 2022

Software Quality Assurance and Testing – Occupational Panel

Are you interested in a career in the Tech sector? Join our occupational panel to learn more about opportunities in Software Quality Assurance and Software Testing. Our panel of Tech Professionals will discuss: •starting your tech career as a Software QA or Tester •job and training opportunities, and hiring practices •their career journey, and opportunities for growth and advancement

Where: Virtual
Date: May 30, 2022
When: 1pm
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May 30 2022

Historical Experience of Chinse Canadian Community

Where: Virtual
Date: May 30, 2022
When: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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Jun 1 2022

English Conversation Circle

Where: Virtual
Date: June 1, 2022
When: 3:00pm
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Jun 1 2022

Career and Job Search Tour

Where: Virtual
Date: June 1, 2022
When: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Jun 1 2022

Teen Advisory Group

Where: Burnaby Library
Date: June 1, 2022
When: 4:30pm
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Jun 2 2022

YOUTH CAREER HIRING FAIR

This event is open to Grade 11 and 12 students looking for work and students involved in Trades and Apprenticeship Programs

Where: Virtual
Date: June 2, 2022
When: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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