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.

News

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CRS score drops again in latest Express Entry draw
Posted May 2, 2020 | news

By CIC News |

The Government of Canada has issued 3,311 Invitations to Apply to Express Entry candidates through a program-specific draw held May 1. (more…)

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Canadian demographics impact cultural shifts
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By Winnipeg Free Press |

‘Here we go again” was the first thought while unsealing Darrell Bricker’s newest study from the envelope the Winnipeg Free Press had sent to my isolated home. Surely this new work — Next: Where to Live, What to Buy and Who Will Lead Canada’s Future — would suffer the same cruel invalidation that every other pre-pandemic prognostication must experience in these strange times. (more…)

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New book explores the relationships between Indigenous people and new Canadians
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By Saskatoon StarPhoenix |

A new collection of essays, Reconciliation in Practice: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, is exploring the intersection of immigration and reconciliation. (more…)

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Canada refines definition of “essential travel” during coronavirus
Posted May 1, 2020 | news

By CIC News |

With travel restrictions still in place, Canada has clarified what types of trips are considered “essential” in order to gauge which travellers should be let into the country. (more…)

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Canadian immigration department re-opens phone support
Posted April 30, 2020 | news

By CIC News |

Canada’s immigration department is once again open for questions by phone. (more…)

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Enhanced Language Training Program is now online!
Posted April 29, 2020 | news

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Enhanced Language Training helps internationally-trained newcomers improve their business English skills for the workplace and gain Canadian experience. (more…)

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For my elderly immigrant parents, the pandemic has exposed the digital literacy gap
Posted April 27, 2020 | news

By Globe and Mail |

Vivian Song is a Toronto expat and journalist who has been living in Paris for the past 10 years. She has written for The New York Times, BBC, CNN, Vice and Huffington Post UK, among others. (more…)

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Practising wellness during COVID-19: Canadian Immigrant 2020 Podcast Series, Episode 2
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By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Episode 2 of the Canadian Immigrant 2020 Podcast series features Hazel Morley who writes the wellness column for Canadian Immigrant.  Hazel speaks about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. (more…)

Events

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Surrey Library Champions Project – Information Session
May 11 @ 3:00 pm | event

Register today!

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Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Online)
May 12 @ 3:00 pm | event

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. This four-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.

Taught via ZOOM video conferencing.  A free ZOOM link will be emailed to registered students.

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Industry Talk on Careers in Pharmacy
May 12 @ 3:00 pm | event

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Customer Service Basics (Online)
May 13 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn customer service skills with this three-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Online)
May 19 @ 3:00 pm | event

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. This four-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.

Taught via ZOOM video conferencing.  A free ZOOM link will be emailed to registered students.

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Customer Service Basics (Online)
May 20 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn customer service skills with this three-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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SuperHost Training (Online)
May 20 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn principles of providing a quality service experience in the workforce with this two-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Online)
May 26 @ 3:00 pm | event

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. This four-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.

Taught via ZOOM video conferencing.  A free ZOOM link will be emailed to registered students.

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SuperHost Training (Online)
May 26 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn principles of providing a quality service experience in the workforce with this two-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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Financial Customer Service Basics (Online)
May 26 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the financial services industry with this four-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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Customer Service Basics (Online)
May 27 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn customer service skills with this three-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.

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Essential Computer Skills for the Workplace (Online)
June 2 @ 3:00 pm | event

Upon completing this training, participants will learn Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. This four-day online course is offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.

Taught via ZOOM video conferencing.  A free ZOOM link will be emailed to registered students.

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Customer Service Basics (Online)
June 3 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn customer service skills with this three-day online course offered by DIVERSEcity Skills Training Centre.