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News and Events at NewToBC


The NewToBC Blog covers a range of topics important to new immigrants and their settlement. Learn about library resources and services, check out cultural holidays and festivals, read about a new hobby, find things to do with your children, explore workshop and training options. NewToBC posts two blogs per month. Visit often or subscribe to have the blog delivered to your inbox!

Helpful Tips for Newcomers Looking for a New Job or Career!

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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Helping Newcomers to BC Access Resources and Services of Libraries!

December 20, 2021

After 10 successful years of helping newcomers in the Lower Mainland connect to their local libraries and settlement organizations, the Library Champions Project has been granted funds to expand province wide. We are excited to help our newcomer friends who reside in smaller communities realize the benefits of libraries…

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3 Ways to Make Suggestions for Improving Your Library

November 24, 2021

Newcomers often find that libraries in BC are more diverse and expansive than what they are used to. Our collections provide books and newspapers in many languages; we lend materials that aren’t associated with normal library lending practices, such as:  Fishing rods and tackle through the Richmond…

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The Library Champions Project is Expanding!

November 19, 2021

For the past 10 years, through the Library Champions Project, we have trained 1,750 new immigrants. Plus we’ve provided outreach to 100,000 new immigrants throughout the Lower Mainland. With additional funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we are excited to announce that our project is expanding…

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