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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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Embracing Change: From Puerto Vallarta to British Columbia

April 19, 2024

In September 2024, I moved to British Columbia from Puerto Vallarta. I’ve encountered a myriad of challenges and joys, all of which have shaped my experience as a newcomer to this beautiful province. Here’s how I’ve gone about Embracing Change: From Puerto Vallarta to British Columbia. New Beginnings Our decision…

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April 16, 2024

New designated educational credential assessment organization for architects

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will designate a new professional body to issue educational credential assessments (ECAs) for architects interested in immigrating to Canada. Read more. read more

April 18, 2024

I Help Immigrants Build New Lives (and Credit)

My family and I were denied housing, car rentals and even hotel reservations, all because we didn’t have a credit card. Read more. read more

April 16, 2024

New designated educational credential assessment organization for architects

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will designate a new professional body to issue educational credential assessments (ECAs) for architects interested in immigrating to Canada. read more

April 13, 2024

Bowen Island man revealed to be Canada’s first Filipino immigrant

An early Filipino settler is finally getting a gravestone after new research revealed he was the first documented immigrant to Canada from his home country. Benson Flores came… read more

April 12, 2024

It’s time to vote for the 2024 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

All Canadians are invited to discover the shortlist of 75 Canadian Immigrant Award finalists from across Canada, read their profiles and cast your vote for… read more

April 11, 2024

MOSAIC’s new location in Metrotown now serving more than 300 newcomers

A month after its official opening, BC non-profit MOSAIC’s new location inside Metropolis at Metrotown Mall has become a busy hub serving more than 300… read more

April 10, 2024

More options coming for people needing legal help

People seeking legal assistance will have more choices with changes to how lawyers, notaries and other legal professionals are regulated. “When you need legal assistance, you… 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 23 2024
Apr 23 2024

Becoming a CPHR Professional, Apr 23, 2024

Where: Online / Zoom with ISSofBC
Date: April 23
When: 5:30 – 6:30pm
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Apr 24 2024

Authors Among Us: Exploration

Where: Surrey Libraries – Guilford Branch
Date: April 24
When: 6:00 – 7:30pm
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Apr 25 2024

Canadian Dental Care Plan and Other Service Canada Benefits

Where: Online with Vancouver Public Library
Date: April 25
When: 2:00 – 3:00pm
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Apr 25 2024

Mini Beaded Critter Keychains

Where: FVRL – City of Langley Library
Date: April 25
When: 3:30 – 5:00pm
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Apr 26 2024

TransLink Bus Tour – Explore Metro Vancouver Public Transit System

Where: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Centre Address: 220-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC
Date: April 26
When: 1:30 – 3:30pm
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Apr 27 2024

Novel or Memoir with Julianne Harvey

Where: FVRL – City of Langley Library
Date: April 27
When: 1:00 – 2:00pm
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