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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Voting for the 2020 Connecting the Community Award is now open!
Posted March 6, 2020 | news

By YWCA

The recipient of the 2020 Connecting the Community Award will be announced live at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards on May 11th. (more…)

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Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon
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By Surrey Board of Trade |

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Surrey Board of Trade will host the 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon. (more…)

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Tips for recognizing and rejecting Fraud
Posted March 5, 2020 | news

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Did you know that March is Fraud Awareness Month in Canada? This is an opportunity to highlight the importance for Canadians to recognize, reject and report fraud. (more…)

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What can happen to permanent residents convicted of criminal offences?
Posted March 1, 2020 | news

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | (more…)

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Free Income Tax Clinic
Posted February 28, 2020 | news

Need help filing your 2019 tax return? Free income tax clinic between March 23 and April 29, 2020. Contact DIVERSEcity for more information and eligibility.

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A primer on changes to 2019 tax returns
Posted February 26, 2020 | news

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

A new tax season is upon us. Let’s warm up this winter with a primer on the changes to the tax return. (more…)

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Government urged to increase diversity at top of federal public service
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By Vancouver Sun |

The federal government faced calls Monday to add more diversity to the senior ranks of the public service, as black civil servants gathered in the national capital to share their experiences of racism and discrimination in the workplace — and discuss ways to prevent it in the future. (more…)

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The puzzle of the high-end gender pay gap
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By Vancouver Sun |

Three distinguished female economists believe the pay gap at the top of companies and government has less to do with overt discrimination and more to do with women’s decisions. (more…)

Events

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2020 Income Tax Clinic for New Immigrants
March 10 | event

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Migrant Workers Forum
March 15 @ 3:00 pm | event

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2020 Income Tax Clinic for New Immigrants
March 16 @ 3:00 pm | event

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2020 Income Tax Clinic for New Immigrants
March 17 | event

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2020 Income Tax Clinic for New Immigrants
March 23 @ 3:00 pm | event

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Youth in Tech Information Session
March 25 @ 3:00 pm | event

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Microsoft Excel Essentials
April 1 @ 3:00 pm | event

Learn Microsoft Excel essentials with this two-day course, offered by DIVERSEcity’s Skills Training Centre.