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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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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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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January 11, 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 in the community to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers To […] read more

January 20, 2022

How the pandemic has highlighted the importance of libraries

After being shut down early in the pandemic, Canadian libraries stepped up to offer new services. And patrons were eager to return when they opened… read more

January 18, 2022

Filling the labour shortage

If you’ve heard more foreign accents in Vernon lately, there could be a good reason for that. An immigration pilot program is helping address labour… read more

January 18, 2022

KCR Community Resources

Systemic racism exists everywhere, including in government policies and programs, and has a negative impact on people and our community. Kelowna Community Resources need your… read more

January 17, 2022

Museum offers Maple Ridge history in chinese

The Maple Ridge Museum and Archives has officially launched Chinese web pages. Museum and community material has been translated in able to make the history… read more

January 16, 2022

COVID-19 related racism impacts sense of belonging, reporting incidents: Study

By Vancouver Sun | The dramatic increase in reports to Vancouver police of hate crimes targeted at Asian-Canadians in 2020 shocked many. Now, a new… read more

January 14, 2022

Nearly 80% of Express Entry candidates fall under FSWP

By CIC News  The number of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the Express Entry pool has swelled due to a lack… 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 24 2022

Building Inclusive Communities

Where: Virtual
Date: January 24, 2022
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Jan 25 2022

Community Discussions

Join us for monthly topics hosted virtually by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society! They will cover a variety of fascinating topics related to family history. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library.

Where: Virtual
Date: January 25, 2022
When: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
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Jan 26 2022

Speed Networking

Where: Virtual
Date: January 26, 2022
When: 5 PM – 7 PM
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Jan 26 2022

Digital Learning Circle @Nelson Library

Where: Virtual
Date: January 26, 2022
When: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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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 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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