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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!

4 Ways that Local Immigration Partnerships Help Newcomers Become Locals

January 30, 2023

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are designed to strengthen a community’s capacity to attract and integrate newcomers. Since 2008, LIPs in Canada have convened to support community-level research and planning to create more welcoming and inclusive communities where newcomers are connected and have opportunities to participate economically, socially, politically, and…

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Finding Community through the Library Champions Project

January 11, 2023

The Library Champions Project allows people to connect from all over to get together with their community and enjoy all sorts of fun activities.

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Credential Evaluation – What You Need to Know

December 22, 2022

Immigrant professionals usually arrive in Canada with the expectation that the training and experience they bring with them will be able to be utilized in their adopted country; their qualifications have had to be verified during the immigration process to qualify them for entry into Canada. Unfortunately, for many professionals,…

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Building Networks through the Library Champions Project

December 05, 2022

Ankit is a newcomer to Canada who volunteered at his local library. Here is how joining The Library Champions Program helped him settle into Canada.

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