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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7 Ways Libraries and Their Librarians Help Newcomers Adapt to Life in Canada

May 14, 2021

Coming to a new country can be challenging, but local librarians are making it easier Emily is a Community Librarian with the Vancouver Public Library. In this blog, Emily shares her experience working with newcomers in BC to ensure they are welcomed, connected to their libraries and connected to their new communities.

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May 13, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy, Canadian society and Canada overall. These contributions are even more apparent in these challenging pandemic […] read more

May 13, 2021

Destructive denial: Pulitzer Prize novelist tackles continuous colonization

While nations might not be actively traveling the globe and planting their flags, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s new novel The… read more

May 13, 2021

Nominations are now open for the 13th Annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

Immigrants increasingly make up a large portion of our population and have made – and continue to make – immeasurable contributions to the Canadian economy,… read more

May 12, 2021

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with CBC Vancouver

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian-Canadians and their contributions to our country.  To commemorate the… read more

May 10, 2021

B.C. woman organizes cross-country rallies to protest anti-Asian hate

A Burnaby woman angry and frustrated by an exponential increase in anti-Asian hate crimes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has organized a day… read more

May 05, 2021

Now I understand the sacrifices made by my immigrant parents

I have a confession. Despite the fact that I, too, lived over a convenience store run by my immigrant parents, I have never watched an… read more

May 04, 2021

Hidden Hate: Exposing the roots of anti-Asian racism in Canada

Anti-Asian racism has surged across North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Metro Vancouver has been particularly hard hit. Statistics from the… 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 20 2021

Foreign Credential Recognition Process in Canada (Orientation Session)

The FCR Loan Project Case Manager will provide you with an overview of the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) process for ITP’s.

Where: Virtual
Date: May 20, 2021
When: 2 PM – 3 PM
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May 20 2021

Industry Talk: Build Your Career in the Tech Sector

Meet with the recruitment teams of three IT companies who will explain the positions in demand, application process and suggestions on making you stand out among all applicants. Participating employers are FoodX, Global Relay and Thinkific.

Where: Virtual
Date: May 20, 2021
When: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
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May 27 2021

Exam Study Preparation Workshop for Internationally-Trained Dentists (ITDs)

Dr. Fadi Ibrahim, an expert in Dentistry would advise you on what to expect on the various NDEB dental exams.

Where: Virtual
Date: May 27, 2021
When: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
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Jun 3 2021

Boosting your job search using social media during the pandemic

A Marketing Specialist from FCR Loan Project will provide you with relevant tips of how you can use Social Media to boost your job search.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 3, 2021
When: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Jun 10 2021

How to work as a Physician in BC (Includes Associate Physician Updates)

Margaret Kennedy, an expert in physician recruitment will advise you on the licensing requirements and the requirements/skills to get a job.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 10, 2021
When: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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