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.


Immigrants from Africa, Asia Crucial to Canada’s Healthcare System
Posted June 8, 2021 | news

June 1, 2021

By Colin Singer, Canada Immigration News (more…)

Should recognition and D&I be linked?
| news

June 1, 2021

By John Dujay, Canadian HR Reporter


DIVERSEcity is one of the participating organizations in Canada’s 50-30 Challenge
Posted May 25, 2021 | news

May 6, 2021

By Margaret Jetelina, DIVERSEcity


Help us celebrate immigrant success in Canada with the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!
| news

May 13, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine


Canada is still on pace to welcome 401,000 new immigrants in 2021
| news

May 13, 2021

By Kareem El-Assal, CIC News


Government of Canada helps internationally trained nurses get their foreign credentials recognized and find quality jobs
| news

May 12, 2021

By Employment and Social Development Canada, Cision


Remaining competitive: Why diverse teams are a business asset
Posted May 10, 2021 | news

April 12, 2021

By Business in Vancouver


The best technology careers for a brighter future in Canada
| news

April 20, 2021

By Ashton College, Canadian Immigrant



WorkBC SSWR/Cloverdale virtual hiring event with Alliance Maintenance
June 10 @ 8:00 pm | event
Interested in working in a growing industry?

WorkBC South Surrey – White Rock and Surrey Cloverdale are pleased to host a virtual hiring fair in partnership with Alliance Maintenance to explore their opportunities in Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Vancouver, & Burnaby Locations.

When: Thursday, June 10 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where: Online through Zoom – Link will be provided upon registration

Alliance Maintenance is hiring for various positions:

  • On-Call Cleaner (Surrey, Coquitlam, Vancouver, & Burnaby Locations)
  • Building Cleaner (Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Vancouver, & Burnaby Locations)
  • Assistant Supervisor (Surrey & Burnaby Locations)
  • Strata Building Caretaker (Coquitlam, Vancouver, & Burnaby Locations)
  • Part-Time Overnight Concierge (Burnaby Location)
  • Full-Time Overnight Concierge (Burnaby Location)

Get yourself registered today and come to learn more!

Preparing for Job Fairs and Hiring Events
June 11 @ 5:00 pm | event
  • Maximize your employment chances in a hiring event/job fair
  • Research and approach companies that are participating in a professional manner
  • Ways to tailor your resume to the advertised positions

Priority will be given to Permanent Residents, Refugees (Government Assisted, Privately Sponsored or Protected Persons) and Caregivers that have approval in principle. Seats are also available to Refugee Claimants, Temporary Foreign Workers and Naturalized Citizens.

For registration please contact: noel.soares@issbc.org Tel. 236-988-7959

Surrey Entrepreneur Showcase: The Entrepreneurial Journey
June 18 @ 5:00 pm | event

A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses takes on greater than normal financial risks.
Does that sound like you? Has the pandemic amplified the risk that you take on?
On June 18, the Surrey Board of Trade and Startup Surrey kick off the 2021 Surrey Entrepreneur Showcase Series.

Join us for insightful conversations with local entrepreneurs and experts from some of the industries most impacted by the pandemic. Hear their stories – what worked, what didn’t, and what they learned along the way. Whether you are a startup or an established entrepreneur, there is much to learn from them. Let’s learn together!


  1. Sara Hodson – President & CEO, LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic
    • Industry: Health and Wellness
  2. Hassib Sarwari – Owner, Afghan Kitchen
    • Industry: Food
  3. Jessica Yang, CEO & Founder, Tochtech Technologies
    • Industry: Healthcare and Innovation
If you cannot join us at the set time but are interested in the topic, please register, and you will receive a copy of the recording after the event.
To register, visit businessinsurrey.com or email info@businessinsurrey.com.
Anti-Racism Programming – Active Witnessing (Bystander) Webinars
June 24 @ 12:30 am | event

Have you ever witnessed an incident of racism or hate but did not know what to do?

Have you thought about how you could respond if you ever witnessed such an incident?

Join this community webinar to learn the tools that will equip and empower you to shift from being a passive witness to an active witness. Learn about the bystander effect, the four levels of witnessing, and effective words and actions that you can put into practice.

We can all work together towards building a community of support against racism and hate.

This session will be facilitated by Angela Ma Brown, who is an education consultant specializing in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Wednesday, June 23
5:30pm – 8:00pm
ASL Interpretation Available
Register Here

You can also email communications@success.bc.ca to register.