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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Five Valuable Roles Libraries Play in Newcomer Canadian’s Lives

October 19, 2021

October is Library Month. Libraries, to us at NewToBC, are the framework in which newcomers can land when they arrive to British Columbia; the place to start with when they don’t know what they don’t know. Newcomers are welcomed into the fold of their new communities through libraries.

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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October 18, 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

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 OCTOBER 28 (for […] read more

October 19, 2021

New colourfully cute robots at Coquitlam library to educate children on coding

Tangiplay toys are set to teach children how to solve problems, the latest of a series of new technology additions to the local library. read more

October 18, 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

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… read more

October 18, 2021

Whistler Public Library aims to restore ‘third place’

The WPL will return to seven-day operations the week of Oct. 11. read more

October 18, 2021

Visiting the Library during COVID-19

Burnaby Public Library locations continue to be open. Like other public places, our locations look a little different during COVID-19. During busy periods, please keep… read more

October 18, 2021

Good News – RPL Is Going Fine Free!

Libraries are at the ♥ of their communities and we have an early Valentine’s Day gift for you. On February 14, Richmond Public Library is… read more

October 14, 2021

Nobel winner David Card proves immigrants don’t reduce the wages of native-born workers

Applied economists spend a large fraction of their time trying to squeeze meaningful answers — causal effects — out of observational data. Unlike the natural sciences,… 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!

Oct 20 2021

Skills for Success

Explore with presenter Chris Ferko, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Skills for Success, Employment and social development Canada, the everyday skills needed for work, learning and life.

Where: Virtual
Date: October 20, 2021
When: 9:00 – 10:00 am
CLICK HERE for more details

Oct 22 2021

Immigrant Professionals Conference

MOSAIC has presented the annual Immigrant Professionals Conference (IPC) to consistently positive reviews and feedback.

Where: Virtual
Date: October 22, 2021
When: 9:00 am
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Oct 26 2021

Kin’s Farm Market Hiring Event

Join one of the most popular Canadian fresh produce retail chains in BC.

Where: Virtual
Date: October 26, 2021
When: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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Oct 26 2021
Oct 27 2021

Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC (Early Immigrants)

Join Coquitlam Public Library for a 5-part series about Race In BC. Each session will focus on different cultural groups. You can participate either in person or via Zoom.

Where: Coquitlam Library
Date: October 27, 2021
When: 6:30 PM
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Oct 28 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

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 OCTOBER 28 (for Western Canada including British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba)!

Where: Virtual
Date: October 28, 2021
When: 9:00 am
CLICK HERE for more details

Nov 16 2021

Building Networks / LinkedIn

Where: Virtual
Date: November 16, 2021
When: 9:00 – 11:00 am
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Nov 17 2021

Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC

Join Coquitlam Public Library for a 5-part series about Race In BC. Each session will focus on different cultural groups. You can participate either in person or via Zoom.

Where: Virtual
Date: November 17, 2021
When: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
CLICK HERE for more details