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Library and Settlement News

This page is updated each week with settlement and library related news. Visit this page frequently to stay current and build an understanding of your community.

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January 26, 2023

More health benefits available to Ukrainian migrants

Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with a Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) will benefit from a more affordable process for the federally mandated medical examination. read more

February 02, 2023

How librarians are making a difference in their communities

In the current digital age, it’s easy to overlook the importance of librarians, but they are some of the most passionate, dedicated, and hardworking people… read more

February 01, 2023

The economics of immigration: A boon for B.C. with support in place

Last year was one of the busiest years on record for businesses and organizations that help immigrants arrive and settle in Canada, and the immigration… read more

February 01, 2023

Early Learning Program

Free Drop-In (In-Person) Program for Permanent Residents (PR) and CUAET Visa Holders– Parents and Caregivers with Children 0-6 Learn more… read more

February 01, 2023

Free CELPIP Webinars

CELPIP Listening Pro is a free interactive lesson that is focused on the Listening component of the CELPIP Test. You will learn about the… read more

January 30, 2023

Become a Library Champion

By The West Coast Reader What do volunteers learn? Library Champions go to four training sessions. They learn about library, settlement and community services. They… read more

January 30, 2023

Newer, bigger library for Willoughby part of rec centre plans in Langley

By Langley Advance Times Langley Township’s plans for a new library for Willoughby have expanded, but it does mean that the new branch won’t… read more

January 28, 2023

Vancouver Island Regional Library scraps late fees on all items

The Vancouver Island Regional Library system (VIRL) has permanently removed late fees for all of its items. The move comes after late fees for young… read more

January 27, 2023

Nominations are now open for the 15th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

For more than a decade, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program has been the leader in sharing and celebrating inspiring stories of immigrants. The… read more

January 26, 2023

New to Metro Vancouver? You are invited to share your opinions on Metro Vancouver’s regional park system

Metro Vancouver provides a number of core services that impact the health and well-being of residents. One of these is the management of our regional… read more

January 26, 2023

More health benefits available to Ukrainian migrants

Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with a Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) will benefit from a more affordable process for the federally mandated medical examination. read more

January 25, 2023

Virtual REACH program for newcomers

The Virtual REACH program is available for newcomers in Canada who live in small towns and remote areas of BC to learn about settlement and… read more

January 24, 2023

VIRL: Family Literacy Week Giveaway!

It’s Family Literacy Week! To celebrate, we have three children’s books to give to three lucky winners, including The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Where is Mouse… read more