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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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January 06, 2022

Reports have been circulating that many Canadians are looking for a career or job change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The data ranges to 1 in 4, all the way up to two-thirds of Canadians wanting to switch careers or jobs. The reasons cited include declining job satisfaction, overall…

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January 27, 2022

What Chinese New Year Animal Are You? How Next Week’s ‘Year Of The Water Tiger’ Is Determined By Our Moon

When is Chinese or Lunar New Year? Also called Spring Festival, it begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. What Chinese New Year animal is it? It’s the Year of the Tiger. but more specifically. it’s […] read more

January 27, 2022

Chinese New Year Decorations

Every year, the horrendous monster 年 (Nián) would terrorize villages. It would eat everything, from mosquitos to human beings. As time went on, the villagers realized that… read more

January 27, 2022

What Chinese New Year Animal Are You? How Next Week’s ‘Year Of The Water Tiger’ Is Determined By Our Moon

When is Chinese or Lunar New Year? Also called Spring Festival, it begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21, 2023. What Chinese… read more

January 26, 2022

Register to become a Library Champion

We are looking for newcomers who are: A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen19 years of age or olderEnthusiastic about librariesInterested in volunteering… read more

January 23, 2022

Curling up with a good book

We are quite good at reading. Among Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in 2019, Canada had the third-highest share of high performers in… read more

January 22, 2022

New Resource on the NewToBC site

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee… read more

January 21, 2022

KCR: Volunteers break down barriers

One of the joys of living in the Okanagan has to be access to the amazing recreational opportunities … but what about for those who… 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!

Jan 31 2022

Children’s Rights and Parents’ Responsibilities

Free online mandarin workshop. 请致电604-279-7180或604-330-8057查询和报名。 详细内容请上中侨网站: https://successbc.ca/ 欢迎踊跃报名参加。链接数量有限,请预先报名。 优先服务对象是永久居民,受保护人士,公约难民和住家保姆。

Where: Virtual
Date: January 31, 2022
When: 10:0 am – 1:30 pm
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Feb 2 2022

Service Provider Forum

Where: Virtual
Date: February 2, 2022
When: 9am-12pm
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Feb 3 2022
Feb 8 2022

Taxes in Canada

Where: Virtual
Date: February 8, 2022
When: 7:00 – 8:00pm
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Feb 9 2022

Service Provider Forum

Where: Virtual
Date: February 9, 2022
When: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
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Feb 10 2022

Career with One of BC’s Top Employers: Amazon Canada

Where: Virtual
Date: February 10, 2022
When: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Feb 16 2022

Service Provider Forum

Where: Virtual
Date: February 16, 2022
When: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
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Feb 17 2022

Homegoing: Blackness and Belonging Across the Canada/US Border

The Simon Fraser University Department of History invites you to attend the second lecture in our 2021-2022 Annual Public Lecture Series, Highlighting Black Histories.

Where: SFU Vancouver Campus – Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street Room 1400 Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Date: February 17, 2022
When: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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