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 have the information and tools they need to understand and effectively work within their changing communities.

Employers are developing innovative ways to recruit, retain and advance new immigrants in the workplace. Get in the Know collects and shares the expertise, winning strategies and promising practices of business leaders, stakeholders and numerous immigrant employment service agencies.

The information and resources are made easily available to employers, community stakeholders and new immigrant job seekers through weekly e-bulletins and an extensive array of online and downloadable materials. Take some time to explore!

Get in the Know is managed by DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

For almost 40 years, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society has been the go-to organization for addressing the immediate and long-term needs of immigrant and refugee newcomers to Surrey. We understand that supporting the successful integration (both social and economic) of newcomers requires partnership with others – employers, industry, educational institutions, professional associations, all three levels of government, as well as ethno-specific and community organizations.

With our “one-stop shop” of the broadest range of support services for newly arrived immigrants and refugees, DIVERSEcity is able to respond to a multitude of needs and to bundle services as needed to support our clients and our various partners in meeting their goals. Working continually to develop a pipeline between employers and the local immigrant talent pool has been demonstrated in our various ground-breaking initiatives over the years, including: the Cultural DIVERSEcity Awards (CDA) for Business, B.C. Internationally Trained Professionals’ Network, the Get in the Know website and Handbook, our active role in the Refugee Job Connect portal project led by the Immigrant Employment Council of B.C., and our long standing role in immigrant specific job training with wage-subsidized work placements in the local labour market.

DIVERSEcity’s role is in brokering partnerships to support the economic and social integration of new immigrants and refugees in our community.

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