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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How to ace a virtual interview in the post-COVID workplace
Posted February 25, 2021 | news

February 8, 2021

By Daniela Cohen, Canadian Immigrant

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Canada opens door wider for foreign students, workers
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February 16, 2021

By New Canadian Media, Asian Pacific Post

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Strategies for resumés and cover letters that’ll get you hired
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January 21, 2021

By Radhika Panjwani, Canadian Immigrant

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Turning talent into entrepreneurship: a program for intercultural women
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February 19, 2021

By Margaret Jetelina, DIVERSEcity

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Ten tips to manage your career transition as a newcomer to Canada
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February 3, 2021

By Murali Murthy, Canadian Immigrant

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New workplace harassment and violence prevention training launched in British Columbia’s maritime sector
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February 9, 2021

By Employment and Social Development Canada, Cision

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Communication and other soft skills for skilled immigrants
Posted February 10, 2021 | news

January 25, 2021

By Canadian Immigrant

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Top 10 Jobs for New Immigrants to Canada in 2020
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January 25, 2021

By Canada Immigration

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Events

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International Women’s Day with DIVERSEcity and MLA Rachna Singh
March 5 @ 9:00 pm | event

Six in 10 women say they sometimes find it difficult to picture themselves as leaders! Let’s #ChoosetoChallenge and empower each other to lead! Join us for a panel discussion with local women leaders who will share their experiences and strategies as women and racialized women leaders.

Panellists:

  • Neelam Sahota, CEO, DIVERSEcity
  • MLA Rachna Singh
  • Marlyn Graziano, Vice President, External Affairs, KPU; CEO, KPU Foundation
  • Shahnaz Rahman, Executive Director, Surrey Women’s Centre
  • Ritu Khanna, Executive Director, South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce

DIVERSEcity will also be announcing a donation to Nisa Helpline, in honour of International Women’s Day.

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Women in Wealth by WorkBC
March 10 @ 9:30 pm | event

Careers in Banking and Finance – a discussion with women leaders in finance at Vancity

About this Event
Get introduced to two dynamic female leaders from Wealth Solutions at Vancity for an information session followed by a fireside chat in breakout rooms.
Following the breakout rooms you will also have the opportunity to listen to a Human Resources representative for your recruitment related queries.
You’ll hear from them as they talk us through their career pathways through the finance industry and current roles in wealth solutions.
Vancity is committed to a diverse workplace and values Integrity, Innovation, Responsibility and Reconciliation. While we review all applicants, we will be prioritizing applicants who self-identify as Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis), Members of visible minorities, and Persons with disabilities.
Please note that this event is targeted for women and all those who identify as women.

Learn more about Vancity, WorkBC, and MOSAIC at our websites.

For event inquiries, please contact us at:
Phone: 604-708-9300
Email: centre-vancouver-commercial@workbc.ca

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DIVERSEcity Annual Volunteer Fair
March 26 @ 5:00 pm | event
Are you a new immigrant trying to find a volunteer role? Come to our online volunteer fair to get matched with local organizations!

Volunteering is a great way for new immigrants to gain experience, meet new people, learn about workplace culture norms, improve communication skills and give back to the community. At the DIVERSEcity Annual Volunteer Fair:

  • Partner organizations will virtually introduce themselves and then split up into breakout rooms
  • Volunteers will be actively introduced to available positions in the breakout rooms
  • Q&A panel session to end the event
  • DIVERSEcity’s volunteer coordinators will then help volunteers apply for the available positions

Friday, March 26, 2021

10 am – 1 pm, online via Zoom

If you have any questions about the event, please email volunteer@dcrs.ca