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Refugee Resettlement

Nominations are now open for the 15th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

February 6th

For more than a decade, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program has been the leader in sharing and celebrating…

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Refugee Resettlement

Heightened proficiency in English and French among recent immigrants indicates greater potential for success in Canada

February 6th

By CIC News | According to the 2021 Canadian census, which was released in Q4 2022, more than 9 in 10…

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Refugee Resettlement

Former Richmond MP returns from humanitarian mission to help Ukrainians

February 5th

By Richmond News Being informed and watching footage of carnage in Ukraine on the news wasn’t enough for Kenny Chiu.…

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Call for applications: MOSAIC Awards 2023

February 3rd

Free scholarships being awarded. Each year, MOSAIC offers a variety of scholarships and awards to celebrate diversity and inclusion, support…

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New Directions February Newsletter

February 3rd

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Richmond-based non-profit gets funding to empower disadvantaged youth

February 2nd

By Richmond News | The Rick Hansen Foundation will be getting a $600,000 investment from Scotiabank in the next three…

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The February “In the Loop” is out!

January 31st

The February edition of our “In the Loop” Program and Services Guide is out! You can access the fully-linked PDF…

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BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Drop-In

January 30th

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Refugee Resettlement

The economics of immigration: A boon for B.C. with support in place

January 30th

By BIV News | Last year was one of the busiest years on record for businesses and organizations that help…

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Refugee Resettlement

A shortage of doctors? Not really

January 28th

By Vancouver Sun Politicians in every province and territory in Canada keep acknowledging the critical shortage of doctors, and keep…

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BC Anti-Racism Action Plan

January 25th

By Gov of BC | Racism is the belief that one group of people, identified by physical characteristics of shared…

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How to handle the immigration boom

January 25th

By Vancouver Sun Canada, by virtually any metric, is the most pro-immigration country on earth. A 2019 global survey by…

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Year of the Cat: Vietnamese Canadians want their zodiac recognized this Lunar New Year

January 24th

By CBC News Vancouver mom Kim Phan Nguyễn-Stone says she's excited about marking the Lunar New Year with her family starting…

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Racialized Canadians are less likely to find as good jobs as their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts early in their careers

January 20th

By Statistics Canada Although racialized people are generally more likely than their non-racialized, non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor's degree…

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Work to create ‘Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers’ wins B.C. Reconciliation Award

January 19th

By Cloverdale Reporter A groundbreaking project in Surrey is among winners of the 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award. The creation…

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French-Canadian culture celebrated at Fort Langley festival

January 19th

By Langley Advance Times Fort Langley is about to look a lot more French than usual as the upcoming Vive…

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First Job in Canada

January 16th

By WorkBC Langley Oleksii arrived from the Ukraine in June 2022. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was…

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WorkBC Assists Displaced Persons from the Ukraine to Find Their First Jobs in Canada

January 16th

By WorkBC Langley | Olha is a displaced Ukrainian who arrived in Canada in August 2022. She has over 6…

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IRCC considering Express Entry draws based on occupations, and other categories

January 15th

By CIC News Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently held consultations with the public and stakeholders to adapt the Express Entry application…

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Canada’s response to nursing shortage lacks urgency and co-ordination

January 14th

By Vancouver Sun | It’s hard to assess how well Canada is faring in the cutthroat, global competition to attract…

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Everything you need to know about celebrating Lunar New Year in Vancouver in 2023

January 10th

By Vancouver Is Awesome Though the world has already shifted into a new calendar year, other calendars are yet to…

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Canada sets new immigration record with 430K newcomers in 2022

January 3rd

By Global News Canada set a new immigration record last year with more than 430,000 permanent residents arriving in the country. Immigration…

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Chinese interest in emigrating to Canada jumps 28 times

January 1st

By Vancouver Sun | China’s most popular internet search engine experienced a 28-times surge in residents looking up the terms…

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The top immigration developments of 2022

January 1st

By CIC News Canada’s immigration system saw many key developments in 2022, as the country dealt with the effects of…

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2023: A preview of Canadian immigration

December 29th

By CIC News The most recent census revealed that immigrants now make up their largest-ever share of Canada’s total population (23%), besting…

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Three immigration milestones that Canada experienced in 2022

December 29th

By CIC News Canadian immigration continued to play an integral role in uplifting the national labour force and economy this…

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Ottawa marks record-breaking year for immigration

December 29th

By HR Reporter| The federal government is on pace this year to have processed the most immigration applications to the…

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IRCC has processed all-time high 4.8 million applications in 2022

December 21st

By CIC News | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports an overall reduction of nearly half a million applications since August this year. This is almost…

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Canada not doing enough with its highly educated immigrants, StatsCan says

December 21st

By CBC News | Being a physician has been a lifelong dream for 35-year-old Ayman Jabril. He's passionate about caring…

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Here’s how Syrian refugees who came to Canada say they’re doing — seven years later

December 21st

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | The first cohort of Syrian refugees who settled in Canada seven years ago say they…

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Working and immigrating under Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

December 19th

By CIC News | What are the benefits of FTAs? FTAs allow business people from signatory nations to enter and…

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Refugee Resettlement

Canada to target occupations in Express Entry draws starting in 2023

December 18th

By CIC News | Starting in 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will use new authorities to hold Express Entry draws…

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Refugee Resettlement

Canada expands pilot to help more skilled refugees build their careers

December 17th

By CIC News | On December 13, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced new funding for partner organizations to help…

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A summary of IRCC’s 2022 International Experience Canada research study

December 14th

By CIC News | In March 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a public opinion research report surrounding the International Experience Canada (IEC) program.…

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Canada’s immigration backlog has decreased to 2.2 million

December 14th

By CIC News | New data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports that Canada’s immigration backlog has…

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Newcomers drive quality growth in the Canadian workforce—but are still underutilized

December 14th

By CIC News | Statistics Canada recently released its report on the education level among Canada’s workforce. Canada ranked first among all…

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Langley area had the biggest increase of immigrants in Metro Vancouver: report

December 9th

By Langley Advance Times | The number of immigrants and refugees settling in the Langley area is growing rapidly. According…

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Canada takes aim at healthcare accreditation amongst historic labour shortages

December 9th

By CIC News | On December 5th, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a call for proposals to help Internationally Educated Healthcare…

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Recent Canadian immigrants endured disproportionate economic strain due to COVID-19: Statistics Canada

December 9th

By CIC News | The economic contributions of Canadian immigrants cannot be understated. They are integral in helping lessen the…

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1-in-3 Ukrainians with visas have reached Canada as applications approach 700K

December 8th

By Langley Advance Times | Government statistics show fewer than one-third of Ukrainians approved for temporary Canadian visas have arrived…

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Refugee Resettlement

How to become eligible for Canadian citizenship

December 6th

By CIC News | In order to be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, you must: Be a permanent resident Meet…

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Refugee Resettlement

International Experience Canada to increase program capacity by 20%

December 4th

By CIC News | Canada’s government will be expanding the applicant pool for the upcoming year of its International Experience Canada (IEC)…

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Refugee Resettlement

B.C. making changes to support good trades jobs, tackle labour shortages

December 3rd

By BC Gov News | British Columbia is advancing a made-in-B.C. solution to attract more people to trades careers and…

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Refugee Resettlement

Survey: Multiculturalism in Langley

December 3rd

If you are a resident of the City or Township of Langley, we want to hear from you. The intent…

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Langley’s adult graduates reflect on their academic journeys

December 2nd

By Langley Adance Times | More than 80 international students from Langley’s New Directions English Language School celebrated graduation at…

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Jobs in Canada: Navigating changing local labour markets

December 2nd

Recent immigrants have lower unemployment rates than earlier cohorts While immigration represents an important source of labour supply, especially in…

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New Directions Newsletter

November 29th

Newsletter December

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LCSS is looking for a Conversation Circle Volunteer

November 29th

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More internationally educated family doctors on the way

November 28th

By BC Government News | More family doctors will be available to take patients and treat people as the Province expands…

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Sean Fraser: ‘Unacceptable’ that immigrant surgeons are working as taxi drivers

November 28th

By Yahoo Finance | Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said changes to Canada’s immigration program next year will rebalance the world’s…

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Ethnic politics is already a science in the U.S. It’s on the way in Canada

November 28th

By Vancouver Sun | In the U.S. polls are run constantly into the political preferences of voters based on ethnicity,…

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Refugee Resettlement

Bank of Canada Governor talks about using immigration to balance the national labour market

November 26th

By CIC News | In two recent speeches on November 10th and 14th, Bank of Canada (BoC) Governor Tiff Macklem spoke to…

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Refugee Resettlement

Fewer than 24 per cent of Ukrainians granted visas have come to Canada

November 25th

By Vancouver Sun Less than one quarter of the 370,000 approved Canadian visa applications from Ukrainians fleeing the war in…

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How does IRCC view my country?

November 23rd

By CIC News | Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently released their strategic plan for Asia and the Americas. IRCC has…

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Immigration has never been higher, and Canadians have never been more pleased with it

November 23rd

By Vancouver Sun | As immigration surges to its highest levels in Canadian history, a new poll finds that Canada…

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Summarizing IRCC’s efforts to modernize immigration to Canada

November 22nd

By CIC News | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) presented these IRCC Digital Modernization slides to immigration representatives including the Canadian Bar…

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British Columbia PNP changes points allocations for applicants

November 22nd

By CIC News | On November 16th 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) changed its points system to modify point…

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Survey: Using Disaggregated Data to Address the Systemic Discrimination Experienced by International Medical Graduates

November 21st

Have you struggled to get a medical license to practice medicine in Canada, even though you are already certified in…

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Parliamentary secretary’s statement on Multiculturalism Week

November 20th

Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-racism Initiatives, has released the following statement in celebration of Multiculturalism Week, Nov. 20-26, 2022:…

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New plaza to mark partnership between Kwantlen First Nation, Langley Township

November 16th

By Langley Advance Times | Half a million dollars in federal funding will help create a new plaza and art…

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Preference to disadvantaged groups not discrimination against others

November 16th

By HR Reporter | “There's nothing wrong with having some kind of a program or workshop that is just targeted…

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Canadians remain largely supportive of immigration, new survey finds

November 16th

By CIC News | Despite the pandemic, the majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views on key aspects of…

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A new project uses ‘outside of the box’ thinking to provide housing for Ukrainian refugees

November 13th

By Business in Vancouver | As more Ukrainian refugees come to B.C. to flee the conflict back home, the real…

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Nine years and 15 jobs — the endless cycle is eating at my confidence

November 12th

By CBC News | This First Person article is written by Merina Shrestha, a gig economy worker trying to find…

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Premier’s statement on Remembrance Day

November 11th

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Remembrance Day: “Today, British Columbians will pause at the…

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Canada boosts immigration targets: Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025

November 10th

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | On November 1, 2022, Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC),…

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases to 2.4 million people

November 10th

By CIC News | Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.4 million according to new data obtained from…

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Canada’s PNP immigration targets will continue to exceed Express Entry

November 10th

By CIC News | The Immigration Levels Plan announced on November 1 will significantly increase the target of permanent residents arriving in…

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Annual immigration report highlights IRCC’s pandemic recovery effort

November 8th

By CIC News | The government of Canada has released its Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration for 2022. The report…

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Statistics Canada data shows that immigrants have a high rate of employment

November 6th

By CIC News | Statistics Canada has released the Labour Force Survey data for October 2022. Overall, the rate of unemployment…

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PICS Mega Job Fair

February 6th | 10:00 AM

The Mega Job Fair has taken place for over 15 years and is a highly successful event in the Lower Mainland. Thousands...

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LCSS Settlement Programs – February 2023

February 8th | 08:00 AM

Free in-person and online programs for Permanent Residents and CUAET visa holders. For more information and...

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Hooked on Books Book Club

February 9th | 06:30 PM

Join in for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the...

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Tech Help for Seniors

February 10th | 01:00 PM

Get one-on-one technology help in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your questions and your...

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Conversation Circle

February 12th | 02:00 PM

Hear the latest information about immigration options for work permit holders and international students. Q&A...

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Titles and Tea Book Club

February 21st | 02:00 PM

Join us to discuss this month’s chosen work of fiction in a casual and welcoming setting. Book sets are provided by...

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Philosopher’s Corner

February 23rd | 11:00 AM

Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month for a lively discussion on a variety of topics. The event starts with a...

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Adult Book Club

February 27th | 02:00 PM

Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome. Books are...

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Caring Dads Group

March 1st | 06:00 PM

Caring dads is a group designed for fathers wanting to gain a deeper understanding of their relationship with their...

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How To Become A Permanent Resident In Canada: Info Session

March 15th | 06:00 PM

Hear the latest information about immigration options for work permit holders and international students. Q&A...

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Langley City Film Festival

October 20th | 08:00 AM

The City of Langley’s Arts, Recreation, Culture, and Heritage (ARCH) Committee, the Langley Arts Council, and the...