Thousands of talented people are immigrating to Surrey every year. These individuals become your workers and your customers. These internationally trained and experienced workers bring a vast array of skills and experiences, new ideas and perspectives and an understanding of the needs of Surrey’s growing and diverse immigrant communities. Get in the Know provides the tools, strategies and resources needed to access, recruit and hire from this growing pool of talent and experience.

About Get in the Know

Surrey is one of the country’s fastest growing communities and is quickly becoming one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada. This growth and diversity is creating huge social and economic opportunities.

Get in the Know resources are designed to make sure local businesses, community stakeholders and newcomers can effectively work within their changing communities.

Recent News

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World Refugee Day Celebration
Barista Training Program Information Session
The Invisible City (KAKUMA): Documentary film screening
My Heart in Kenya – Surrey Screening
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The tools, tips and strategies found in this guide will assist you to welcome, orient, retain and promote new immigrant employees.

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Preparing the Workplace

Creating and maintaining a culturally diverse workforce is easiest when you have the right tips, strategies and research.

  • Developing Policies on Cultural Diversity and Anti-racism
  • Providing Training for Managers, Supervisors, and Workers
  • Identifying and Sharing Information About Cultural Diversity Within Your Organization
  • Promoting Your Organization’s Commitment to Cultural Diversity
  • Developing / Upgrading Skills
  • Career Planning and Advancement
  • Celebrate Diversity

Recruiting and Hiring

Employers stand to benefit greatly by bringing more new immigrants into their workforces. Explore the steps and the resources held within them to find out about the labour market, build recruitment and retention strategies.

  • Understanding the Labour Force/Preparing for Demographic Changes in the Workplace
  • Getting Started
  • Advertising the Job
  • Screening Applicants
  • Interviewing and Assessing
  • Reference Checking
  • Offering the Job