News August, 2014

Detained refugees treated worse than criminals

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | Link to Article A handcuffed man wearing an orange jumpsuit is escorted to a hearing by a uniformed guard. He has been transported from a provincial jail.

Building a media voice for immigrants in Canada

By George Abraham, the Tyee | Link to Article I was never cut out to be a pioneer or an entrepreneur; risk-taking is just not in my DNA. My friends know me as a follower rather than a leader: a conformist.

Immigrant Canadians stuck in catch -22 when ID lost

By Wanda Chow, Burnaby Newsleader | Link to Article Immigrant Canadians will want to hold onto their wallet-sized Canadian citizenship cards for dear life. Or at least keep them in a safe deposit box. That’s because the federal government is no longer issuing the photo identification.

Skills, experience more valued than degrees: Survey

Canadian HR Reporter | Link to Article Fifty-one per cent of Canadian CIOs said they prioritize skills and experience over college degrees when making hiring decisions, according to a survey by Robert Half Technology.

Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair

Looking for retail/warehouse work for the upcoming holiday season? Surrey WorkBC Centres invite you to join us at the Retail/Warehouse Hiring Fair! Date: September 11, 2014 Venue: Peoples Full Gospel Church – 14455 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC (free parking available), Holly Park (10706 148 St)

2014 Surrey Transportation Lecture Program

Learn more about transportation with the fall 2014 Surrey Transportation Lecture Program. The City of Surrey Engineering Department and Simon Fraser University City Program are offering this unique learning opportunity for citizens, professionals, and stakeholders.

Helping children in need get back to school

By Paola Samuel, the Globe News | Link to Article MONTREAL – The Poddubania family has been in Canada for less than a year. Settling in is costly for new immigrants and back to school time is especially tough. Gearing up can cost up to $600 per child.