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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Study shows Canada needs to prioritize creating a more inclusive science and technology workforce
Posted July 7, 2021 | news

Jul 6, 2021

By 3M Canada Company

New research from the annual 3M State of Science Index reveals whether it’s finding the way out of the pandemic, or successfully tackling other issues such as sustainability and climate change, 93 per cent of Canadians recognize scientists as being critical to our future well-being in light of the pandemic. At the same time, 68 per cent of Canadians acknowledge underrepresented minority groups often don’t receive access to STEM education, which is critical not only because a more diverse STEM workforce will result in more innovative ideas, but also to enable Canada to increase its global collaboration to help solve some of our biggest problems.

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To compete globally, business owners must be leaders on diversity and inclusion
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Jul 6, 2021

By Mark Sutcliffe, Ottawa Citizen

Despite a heightened level of awareness and discussion about bias, discrimination and micro-aggressions in the workplace, the experience for many racialized employees hasn’t changed.

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SFU’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council welcomes new members
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July 5, 2021 | SFU

At the June 7 meeting of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Council, nine new members were welcomed to the group.

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DIVERSEcity’s Racism and Belonging in Canada online talk: getting to know guest speaker Ravi Basi
Posted June 23, 2021 | news

By DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Join DIVERSEcity on June 29 at 5 pm, for an online talk about racism and belonging in Canada. The virtual cross-cultural workshop will discuss intricate but crucial topics around racism, cultural stereotypes, ingrained biases against others and cultural norms of behaviour. Ravi Basi, Manager, Multicultural Services, Surrey Libraries, is our guest speaker.
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How to fight xenophobia and racism in the workplace
Posted June 14, 2021 | news

June 9, 2021

By Emily Douglas, Canadian Human Resources Director

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Government of Canada launches two initiatives in support of the 50 – 30 Challenge
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June 7, 2021

By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Cision

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Supporting Pride Month in a pandemic shows it’s not just an event; it’s a time for healing
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June 10, 2021

By DIVERSEcity

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Hiring Foreign Talent: The Top 10 Benefits To Employers
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June 2, 2021

By Colin Singer, Canada Immigration News  (more…)

Events

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CCDI Webinar: Diversity and inclusion 101 – Practical initiatives you can start today
July 15 @ 8:00 pm | event

Hosted byDevika Pandey

Successfully implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy in the workplace can seem like a painstaking and lengthy process. D&I 101 dials the discussion back to the basics and fundamentals which are necessary for future growth and progress of your D&I initiatives.

NOTE: This webinar is being offered for free.

Disclaimer: The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or suitability of any information in the webinars and related materials (such as handouts, presentation documents and recordings); all such content is provided to webinar registrants on an “as is” basis. The content presented reflects CCDI’s knowledge and experience, but does not constitute a recipe that can be applied equally to all organizations. The information contained in these webinars and related materials does not constitute rendering of legal, consulting, or other professional services/advice, of any kind. CCDI is not liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in these webinars.

 

 

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Career Paths Info Session – Nursing Pathway in BC
July 17 @ 12:00 am | event

Are you an internationally educated nurse looking for support to pursue Registered Nursing in BC?

The pathway to licensure for IENs can be a challenging one to navigate. Regulatory body requirements, language assessments, and cost are just some of the obstacles that IENs must overcome while working toward their nursing registration in BC. At this virtual information session, we will share information about the nursing pathway and our program eligibility and services. This is a great opportunity for IENs to gain relevant information for their pathway and connect with Career Coaches for further support and guidance.

Those who are interested can RSVP for this online Zoom event on Eventbrite

The Career Paths services include:

  • Personalized career coaching and action planning
  • Reimbursements for some of the costs related to the registration process
  • Job search support and labour market information
  • Workshops to help you prepare for language proficiency and licensing assessments

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

The Career Paths program eligibility criteria include:

  • Permanent resident of Canada for less than 5 years, and not be a Canadian citizen
  • High intermediate to advanced level of English
  • At least 1 year of experience in your field (up to age 31) or 3 years of experience (31 years+)
  • Not receiving Income Assistance, and cannot have received Employment Insurance in the past 5 years (exception: CERB)