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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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September 10, 2023

Help fill gaps in B.C. government services!

By taking the BC Demographic Survey, you will help make B.C. more equitable and inclusive. The information collected will help identify inequities in government services to ensure programs meet the needs of more people in British Columbia. It only takes […] read more

October 02, 2023

This ‘inexpensive’ street food is made fresh under a staircase in Burnaby

By Burnaby Now | A Burnaby street food vendor has been going strong for 20 years in the exact same location — underneath a staircase in the… read more

October 01, 2023

IRCC announces update to Parents and Grandparents Program 2023

By CIC News | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has just announced an update to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). IRCC will accept up… read more

September 26, 2023

Digital Literacy and English Language Course for Beginners

Learn technology and English language skills for work, study and daily life. read more

September 26, 2023

Canada releases 2022 Annual Report on Express Entry

By CIC News | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) releases an annual report on Express Entry every year, the 2022 version being the latest. Express Entry… read more

September 24, 2023

Richmond youth, seniors share personal migration stories

By Richmond News | Over the past year, Richmond youth and seniors participated in an art project called Mosaic Firefly to share their personal stories and… read more

September 22, 2023

Support displaced Ukrainians arriving in Canada

On March 22, 2023, the Government of Canada extended the deadline to apply for the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) to… read more

September 22, 2023

Pay Transparency Laws in B.C.

The new Pay Transparency Act, which passed on May 11, 2023, places new requirements on employers to address systemic discrimination in the workplace. read more

September 16, 2023

Two Langley programs benefit from provincial literacy funds

By Langley Advance Times | Adult literacy in Langley is getting a boost with funds from the provincial government. The money will increase access for… read more

September 14, 2023

Maple Ridge Public Library hosts animal-free petting zoo event on Sept. 19

A petting zoo is coming to the Maple Ridge Public Library soon, but this one won’t have animals. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the library will… read more

September 14, 2023

B.C.’s Cantonese speakers fight to preserve language amid uncertainty in Hong Kong

By Vancouver Sun | You wouldn’t know that Cantonese is under threat, judging from the food court of the Parker Place shopping mall in Richmond,… read more

September 13, 2023

Canada celebrates Welcoming Week 2023

By Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement: “By opening our doors… read more

September 12, 2023

From a simple stall to two dozen retail stores, Kin’s Farm Market celebrates 40 years in B.C.

By Vancouver Sun | Kin Wah Leung is in his element, cajoling one customer into buying a melon that is super-sweet and pointing out to… read more