Each week Get In The Know scours the web for news and events related to immigration and newcomer settlement and employment and shares its findings here!

The news and events focus on what’s happening in Surrey and surrounding communities but, when relevant, you will also find news and events at a provincial and national level. To stay current with newcomer issues, visit each week and subscribe to our weekly bulletin.


Immigration fueling French-immersion demand as provinces vie for teachers
Posted September 14, 2018 | news

By Vancouver Sun |

Back-to-school buzz only led to worry for a Vancouver father fretting about his daughter’s chances of getting into French immersion — a year before she starts kindergarten. (more…)

Immigration will boost religion in Canada
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By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

New research suggests immigrants will bring more religion; religious tolerance remains key (more…)

Raise-a-Reader: Literacy class helps Afghan refugee and family
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By Susan Lazaruk, Vancouver Sun |

Fatemeh Zamani knew she was one of the lucky ones in her family when she came to Canada in 2007 from war-torn Afghanistan, via Iran, with her husband and his family. (more…)

How newcomers can build a thriving business in Canada
Posted September 13, 2018 | news

By Canadian Business |

What does it take to grow a successful company as an immigrant to Canada? Just ask the many Growth 500 leaders who came here to start their empires. (more…)

Multiculturalism doesn’t divide. It encourages belonging
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By Michael Adams and Ratna Omidvar, Globe and Mail |

Michael Adams is the president of the Environics Institute and author of Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit. Ratna Omidvar is an independent senator for Ontario and distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University. (more…)

Health care, scientific jobs top B.C. employment forecast
Posted September 6, 2018 | news

By Caledonia Courier |

While politicians tout falling unemployment rates, the main driver of the B.C. labour market is fewer people entering he workforce to replace those who are retiring. (more…)

Immigrant neighbourhoods emerging almost exclusively in suburbs, new research says
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By CBC News |

Ethnic neighbourhoods in Edmonton and Calgary are overwhelmingly emerging in the suburbs, with new immigrants choosing to live in areas where they can find the support and social networks of their home communities, according to a new study. (more…)

Canadian employers need workers but balk at hiring immigrants: survey
Posted September 5, 2018 | news

By Montreal Gazette |

Even as employers complain about a shortage of job candidates, they remain hesitant to hire immigrants, a survey conducted by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) suggests. (more…)


Career Exploration with RBC Royal Bank
September 18 @ 2:00 pm | event

Training for Entrepreneurs: Join Google in City Centre Library
September 21 | event

Amazon Hiring Fair
September 21 @ 1:00 pm | event

PLK Hiring Fair
October 5 @ 1:00 pm | event

22nd Surrey Education & Career Fair
November 28 | event