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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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April 16, 2024

New designated educational credential assessment organization for architects

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will designate a new professional body to issue educational credential assessments (ECAs) for architects interested in immigrating to Canada. Read more. read more

April 18, 2024

I Help Immigrants Build New Lives (and Credit)

My family and I were denied housing, car rentals and even hotel reservations, all because we didn’t have a credit card. Read more. read more

April 16, 2024

New designated educational credential assessment organization for architects

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will designate a new professional body to issue educational credential assessments (ECAs) for architects interested in immigrating to Canada. read more

April 13, 2024

Bowen Island man revealed to be Canada’s first Filipino immigrant

An early Filipino settler is finally getting a gravestone after new research revealed he was the first documented immigrant to Canada from his home country. Benson Flores came… read more

April 12, 2024

It’s time to vote for the 2024 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

All Canadians are invited to discover the shortlist of 75 Canadian Immigrant Award finalists from across Canada, read their profiles and cast your vote for… read more

April 11, 2024

MOSAIC’s new location in Metrotown now serving more than 300 newcomers

A month after its official opening, BC non-profit MOSAIC’s new location inside Metropolis at Metrotown Mall has become a busy hub serving more than 300… read more

April 10, 2024

More options coming for people needing legal help

People seeking legal assistance will have more choices with changes to how lawyers, notaries and other legal professionals are regulated. “When you need legal assistance, you… read more

April 09, 2024

Canada has yet to reunite a single family with relatives trying to escape Sudan

Canada has yet to reunite a single family with relatives who are trying to escape conflict-racked Sudan, while diaspora groups are demanding the federal government… read more

April 08, 2024

Rising cost of living forcing some B.C. newcomers to consider leaving

A recent study(opens in a new tab) by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Conference Board of Canada found the number… read more

April 08, 2024

CUAET measures extended for those affected by processing delays

Ottawa, April 4, 2024—As Russia continues its illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Canada continues to adapt its response to support those who have found a… read more

April 04, 2024

Multi-language resources for newcomers

A new Multi-language Resources website provides information on topics such as health care and driving, including existing resources like WelcomeBC.ca. Content… read more

April 03, 2024

More residents left B.C. for rest of Canada than arrived last year

British Columbia had more people moving out to other provinces in 2023 than those coming in the opposite direction for the first time in more… read more

April 02, 2024

Canadian research firm releases survey results highlighting newcomer challenges

A new study is highlighting some of the challenges newcomers continue to face when immigrating to Canada. The study, “Cracking the Newcomer Code,” was released… read more