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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 Trusted Supports for Finding Employment in British Columbia

July 29, 2022

According to Statistics Canada latest report, at the beginning of May 2022, employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill over one million vacant positions; this is up 42.5% from May last year. With many Canadians retiring this year, skilled workers are required to fill labour market shortages. Immigration…

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5 Activities to Enjoy in BC This Summer

July 19, 2022

Check out our list to make the most out of the season and enjoy this summer in the beautiful British Columbia. 1) Download the canoo app Canoo is an app for newcomers to Canada with free VIP access to over 1,400 of our country’s most…

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4 Ways to Connect with Your Community

June 24, 2022

Making connections in your new community is easier than you think. There are many services, programs and events geared to help newcomers ease into their new life while they connect with new people. Many groups have formed online to create communities based on common interests, such as hiking, fishing, or…

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4 Programs Improving Access to Food

June 22, 2022

Food insecurity is rising in Canada. According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 Canadians is going hungry due to a rise in food prices. The Food Banks Canada poll found lower-income Canadians are the hardest hit. At NewToBC, we know that many of our newcomers struggle. Often, you’re struggling…

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