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Families

Parents and Grandparents program will reopen this month

May 20th

The Parents and Grandparents program (PGP) is set to reopen this month, as Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) prepares…

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Families

Health

Urgent and primary care centre opens in Langley

May 20th

People living in Langley and the surrounding community are benefiting from better access to team-based urgent primary care with the…

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Employment

Five things you need to know about Labour Market Impact Assessments

May 20th

Some foreign workers in Canada require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to work in Canada, while others are LMIA-exempt.…

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Immigration & Settlement

B.C. allots record $25.6M in annual funding for newcomer services

May 20th

The B.C. government is more than quadrupling funding for newcomer services from $6 million to $25.6 million per year, partnering…

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Children and Youth

Langley Literacy Network Reading Buddies

May 17th

Reading Buddies is an initiative that pairs different grade-level students for community reading time, outside of school hours. A Grade…

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Immigration & Settlement

Six common issues with IRCC applications and how to fix them

May 15th

Applying to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) online is an integral part of the immigration process, whether for those…

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Refugee Resettlement

Public asked to comment on latest re-set for Brookswood plan

May 15th

A drop-in open house let residents give feedback on the latest version of the Brookswood-Fernridge Neighbourhood Plans (BFNP) on Thursday,…

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Immigration & Settlement

Language

Where to find your cultural community in Canada

May 15th

For many newcomers to Canada, finding people of their own social and cultural background can be a huge consideration in…

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Immigration & Settlement

Improving estimates for application processing times

May 14th

To strengthen Canada’s immigration system, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is improving the online processing times tool to help…

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Immigration & Settlement

BC PNP operational update – Skills Immigration draw timing

May 14th

Effective April 30, 2024, BC PNP Skills Immigration invitations to apply will be issued to qualified registrations received before the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Strategies for making progress on a delayed immigration application

May 14th

Navigating Canada’s immigration system can bring exciting new opportunities but also frustrations – particularly when faced when an application stuck…

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Education

Employment

Getting PR after graduating from a master’s or PhD program as an international student

May 14th

It may now be easier for students who come to Canada for a master’s or Ph.D. program to obtain permanent…

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Health

Urgent and primary care centre opens in Langley

May 10th

People living in Langley and the surrounding community are benefiting from better access to team-based urgent primary care with the…

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Families

New rules take effect to rein in short-term rentals, deliver more homes

May 5th

New short-term rental rules that will deliver more homes for people are set to come into effect on May 1,…

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More buses, better service coming to Metro Vancouver

May 5th

People in Metro Vancouver will benefit from shorter wait times and enhanced service frequency as a result of significant new…

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Families

New legislation aims to remove systemic barriers for Indigenous, racialized people

May 5th

Indigenous and racialized people in B.C. will face fewer barriers when accessing public programs and services with new legislation aimed at…

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Immigration & Settlement

Language

Multi-language resources for newcomers Posted on: April 4, 2024

May 3rd

A new Multi-language Resources website provides information on topics such as health care and driving, including existing resources like WelcomeBC.ca.…

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Immigration & Settlement

10 frequently asked questions by visitors to Canada

May 3rd

Recent changes to visitor visa requirements for some Mexican nationals may leave some foreign nationals looking to visit Canada with…

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Budget 2024: How will it impact Canadian immigration?

May 3rd

Canada’s Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland has tabled federal Budget 2024 to Parliament. Canada releases a budget annually that sets…

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Employment

New designated educational credential assessment organization for architects

May 3rd

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will designate a new professional body to issue educational credential assessments (ECAs) for architects…

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Employment

How to be proactive and regain control over a ‘dry promotion’ at work

May 3rd

In today’s world of constant flux, the dynamics of the workplace are changing too and springing one surprise after the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Living the Canadian dream: 11 dos and don’ts

May 3rd

To most immigrants, arriving in Canada is a dream. While some are lucky to have a prior job waiting or…

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Employment

Canada to introduce new rules around off-campus work hours for international students

April 30th

International students enrich Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. That is why, in recent months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada…

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Smile Cookies available at 4 Langley Tim Hortons locations

April 25th

Four Langley Tim Hortons locations are participating in this year’s Smile Cookie campaign to raise funds to donate to Big…

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Township of Langley Partnership to Improve Flood Resilience

April 25th

The Township of Langley, in partnership with the Kwantlen First Nation and Rivershed Society of BC, is working on a multi-phase project that includes…

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Children and Youth

Families

Langley’s Amusement Park Inspired Playground has a Massive Zipline Swing

April 25th

If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination that offers both adventure and fun, look no further than the playground at…

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Immigration & Settlement

Top 10 Cities in Canada for New Immigrants in 2024

April 25th

Canada continues to be a destination for new immigrants in 2024, offering opportunities for advancement, cultural richness, and a high…

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Families

Immigration & Settlement

BC Newcomer Services Program

April 20th

The Langley Community Services Society is launching their BC Newcomer Services Program in April. Their team serves immigrants with temporary…

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Employment

Apprenticeship programs target women, newcomers in B.C. construction

April 19th

Modernizing B.C.’s skilled trades training and apprenticeship programs may be able to help broaden and diversify the construction industry’s talent…

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Refugee Resettlement

Langley Township’s Transportation and Mobility Strategy

April 19th

The Township of Langley is updating its current Master Transportation Plan. The new strategy will become a comprehensive guide to…

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Immigration & Settlement

B.C. introduces anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable

April 19th

The B.C. government introduced legislation Thursday that’s designed to hold public bodies accountable for addressing systemic racism in policy and…

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Employment

Essential Canadian tax terminology: Brush up on your lingo!

April 17th

Only 14 per cent of Canadians are very confident in their understanding of tax-related terminology finds a poll conducted by TurboTax…

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Refugee Resettlement

Eleventh Annual Immigrant Women of Inspiration features passionate filmmakers

April 17th

There was nary a dry eye in the audience as the closing credits rolled for Scarborough, Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson’s debut…

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Children and Youth

Kids spread some kindness in Aldergrove

April 17th

Abi, 7, was one of 16 kids braving the cold and rain on Saturday, March 23, to spread some kindness…

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Families

Engagement launched for Canadians of South Asian Heritages museum

April 17th

People in British Columbia now have multiple new ways to contribute to the vision for the first-of-its-kind cultural museum celebrating…

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Children and Youth

Langley Township residents promised priority for booking swimming lessons

April 16th

Langley Township residents will get priority for swimming lessons in the future, Mayor Eric Woodward is promising. “Council has now…

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Mistakes to avoid as a newcomer to Canada

April 16th

Starting a new life in Canada can be both exciting and daunting. On one hand, newcomers are coming to Canada…

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Immigration & Settlement

Changes to Canada’s permanent residence fees starting April 30, 2024

April 16th

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that, as of 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time on April 30, 2024, the…

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Immigration & Settlement

B.C. announces quadrupling of newcomer funding at sit down with Langley families

April 16th

Government ministries and agencies need to talk to each other more. That was the main message for B.C. Immigration Minister…

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Immigration & Settlement

People doing anti-racism work given more resources to fight hate

April 16th

More than 60 organizations have received funding to support projects designed to counter racism and promote inclusivity throughout the province.…

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Langley swimmers dominate B.C. championships

April 10th

Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) dominated the Swim BC Provincial Championships, shattering provincial records and taking the team championship title…

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Join neighbours volunteering to clean up Langley

April 10th

Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share; clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere! It’s that time of year where…

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Immigration & Settlement

Population gains in Canada hit new record, but this may be the peak of the boom

April 4th

Canada’s population growth rate hit a fresh record, capping a year when one of the world’s largest immigration programs reached its top…

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Children and Youth

More B.C. families benefit from $10-a-day child care

April 4th

More families in British Columbia will save thousands of dollars every year as more than 930 child care spaces move…

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Immigration & Settlement

Canadian research firm releases survey results highlighting newcomer challenges

April 2nd

A new study is highlighting some of the challenges newcomers continue to face when immigrating to Canada. The study, “Cracking the Newcomer…

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Education

5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

April 2nd

It’s no exaggeration to say every academic and professional involved in recruiting, teaching or supporting international students in Canada is…

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Employment

Health

Canada Aims To Help Internationally-Educated Nurses Get Jobs Through Mentorships

April 2nd

Canada injected another $388,000 this week into a national association’s program to help internationally-educated nurses more quickly integrate into the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Expanding multi-language support, services for newcomers

April 1st

Newcomers to British Columbia will have more help getting started in their new communities with expanded services and a new…

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Employment

Updates coming to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

March 31st

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs will be updating the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in January 2025 to…

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Employment

Faster employment growth for new immigrants

March 31st

Statistics Canada’s economic and social report has revealed that, after years of disparity, new immigrants in Canada are now seeing…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Canada announces changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to better address labour market needs

March 31st

Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault have announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). During the pandemic,…

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$1.1M earmarked for flood protection in Langley

March 29th

Langley Township will receive just over $1.1 million in provincial funding to help prevent future floods, like those caused during…

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Welcome to our newest Langley LIP member – CVTC!

March 29th

The Langley LIP is excited to welcome our newest member, the Canadian Vocational Training Centre! Canadian Vocational Training Centre (CVTC)…

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Children and Youth

Foundry Langley offers free drop-in counselling for Langley youth

March 29th

The Foundry Langley is offering free drop-in counselling for Langley youth ages 12-24. No appointment is necessary to take part…

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Immigration & Settlement

Seniors

Affordable rental homes open for people in Langley

March 29th

Families, seniors and individuals in the Township of Langley now have access to 98 new affordable rental homes with the opening…

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Employment

Indigenous-owned cafe opens at Fort Langley National Historic Site

March 25th

Food has been an important connection to her ancestral roots for Sarah Meconse Mierau. As the daughter of a ’60s…

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Refugee Resettlement

Gardens BC release itineraries for three Fraser Valley cities

March 25th

Warmer weather is coming, the sun is up for longer everyday and the flowers are beginning to bloom, so Gardens…

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Refugee Resettlement

Canada Day to feature drone show in lieu of fireworks in Langley Township

March 25th

Langley Township will host its first drone light show for Canada Day this year, instead of the fireworks displays that…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

March 23rd

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22,…

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Children and Youth

Education

New middle school to be built in Langley as part of annual B.C. budget

March 23rd

Langley, B.C., will soon have more student spaces thanks to the announcement of two school projects, one of which is a new…

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Health

Top coach shares tips at Langley wheelchair basketball festival

March 23rd

With less than two weeks to go before the national women’s wheelchair championships, team B.C. is looking good, according to…

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Refugee Resettlement

‘World’s Largest Sculptured Acoustic Anvil’ found new home in Fort Langley

March 23rd

Possibly the world’s largest sculptured acoustic anvil – still to be decided by Guinness World Records – has found its…

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Health

Do you want to help make the Township of Langley more accessible?

March 22nd

The Township of Langley is inviting people with lived and learned accessibility experience to join our Accessibility Committee, created in…

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Children and Youth

Education

Budget 2024 brings more student spaces to Langley

March 22nd

Two new Langley school projects are planned to move forward as part of Budget 2024, including a new middle school…

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Children and Youth

Kids will spread kindness in Aldergrove

March 21st

Prepare to be appreciated Aldergrove, because local kids will be going around spreading some kindness next weekend. On Saturday, March…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Canadian govt invites 975 Express Entry candidates in first transport occupation draw of 2024

March 21st

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has sent out invitations to candidates in the second Express Entry draw of the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Study: Fewer recent immigrants are seeking Canadian citizenship

March 21st

A recent study by Statistics Canada has revealed that fewer recent immigrants in Canada are pursuing Canadian citizenship compared to 20+…

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Education

Eight ways to show proof of financial sufficiency as an international student in Canada

March 20th

As an international student pursuing post-secondary education in Canada, there are multiple ways Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows you to…

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Immigration & Settlement

More than 7,000 people shared thoughts on upcoming anti-racism legislation

March 20th

Feedback from people in British Columbia about how upcoming anti-racism legislation should address systemic racism is available online in the…

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Seedy Saturday expands from Langley to Aldergrove

March 20th

Seedy Saturday, the annual seed swap, sale and sharing of gardening tips, is expanding to Aldergrove Community Gardens this year.…

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Employment

Achieving dream careers: Overcoming challenges for skilled immigrants

March 20th

The pursuit of a dream job is often an exciting journey, marked by the quest for fulfillment and the opportunity…

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Immigration & Settlement

How long will it take to become a permanent resident of Canada in 2024?

March 20th

Foreign nationals seeking permanent residence (PR) in Canada often look for the fastest pathway to achieving their goal and starting…

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Immigration & Settlement

5 challenges newcomers face in Canada and how to deal with them

March 10th

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 aims to welcome over 460,000 new immigrants each year, which is the…

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Education

B.C. implements federal changes for new international students

March 8th

The Province will begin issuing provincial attestation letters to eligible post-secondary institutions to allow international applicants to apply to study…

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Employment

Inspiring Inclusion for International Women’s Day: messages from local women leaders

March 8th

It’s International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, a day to come together for important conversations around women’s equality, inclusion and…

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Immigration & Settlement

The four types of Canadian citizenship ceremonies

February 29th

For many newcomers arriving to Canada, their vision of the future includes one important experience: the day of their citizenship ceremony.…

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Immigration & Settlement

Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023

February 29th

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that Canada exceeded its target for the number of permanent residents it…

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Education

Immigration & Settlement

The lesser-known benefits of being a Canadian permanent resident

February 29th

For many newcomers the ability to become a permanent resident (PR) of Canada is one of the most attractive aspects of moving…

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Education

Additional information about International Student Program reform

February 27th

Further information is being provided to clarify the announcement of an intake cap on new international study permit applications and other…

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FVRL English Conversation Circle

May 26th | 02:00 PM

Improve your English through conversation! Meet and chat with other English learners in a safe and supportive...

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Langley Family Support Group

May 27th | 09:30 AM

Are you a parent/caregiver of a child ages 12 and under with support needs living in Langley? Do you want to meet other...

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LCSS English Conversation Circle – Monday

May 27th | 01:00 PM

Topics: Finding a job, health and safety, preparing for interviews, workplace culture, etc. Duration: April 22 to June...

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Langley’s Workforce Future

May 27th | 05:00 PM

23% of Langley’s residents are immigrants and newcomers represent a critical component of our workforce and will play...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

May 28th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 29th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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Langley Community Mobile Outreach Event

May 29th | 12:00 PM

Get in-person help applying for these government services: Fraser Health – Primary Care Information. Work BC...

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FVRL Coffee and Conversation Club

May 29th | 02:00 PM

Enjoy coffee and conversation in a welcoming, relaxed environment. Get to know your neighbourhood community. Everyone...

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LCSS English Conversation Circle – Thursday

May 30th | 10:00 AM

Topics: Finding a job, health and safety, preparing for interviews, workplace culture, etc. Duration: April 22 to June...

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Breastfeeding Cafe

May 31st | 09:30 AM

Join Family Place South and Fraser Health at the Breastfeeding Cafe, Fridays from 9:30am until 11:30am at Family Place...

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LCSS English Conversation Circle – Saturday

June 1st | 08:00 AM

Topics: Finding a job, health and safety, preparing for interviews, workplace culture, etc. Duration: April 22 to June...

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ISSofBC English Conversation Circle

June 1st | 10:00 AM

Join us at our weekly discussions & activities, learn about Canadian heritage, build your speaking confidence, and...

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FVRL English Conversation Circle

June 2nd | 02:00 PM

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Celebrate BC Seniors’ Week

June 3rd | 09:00 AM

From June 3 to 9,  we are celebrating the great contributions seniors make to our community with free and low-cost...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

June 4th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Langley Literacy Network Volunteer Information Session

June 5th | 03:30 PM

Learn about volunteer opportunities with the Langley Literacy Network on June 5th at 3:30pm at the the City of Langley...

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ISSofBC English Conversation Circle

June 8th | 10:00 AM

Join us at our weekly discussions & activities, learn about Canadian heritage, build your speaking confidence, and...

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FVRL English Conversation Circle

June 9th | 02:00 PM

Improve your English through conversation! Meet and chat with other English learners in a safe and supportive...

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Webinar: Exam Preparation with SkilledTradesBC

June 12th | 06:00 PM

Join SkilledTradesBC’s Apprenticeship Advisors for this webinar on how to prepare for your upcoming exam. Are you...

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ISSofBC English Conversation Circle

June 15th | 10:00 AM

Join us at our weekly discussions & activities, learn about Canadian heritage, build your speaking confidence, and...

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Repair Cafe – City of Langley Library

June 15th | 10:00 AM

Need something repaired but not sure how to do it?  Join us for our repair café next month. We’ll have our...

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FVRL English Conversation Circle

June 16th | 02:00 PM

Improve your English through conversation! Meet and chat with other English learners in a safe and supportive...

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SUCCESS Lobby Program

June 19th | 02:00 PM

Drop by to learn more about the services provided by SUCCESS. Members from SUCCESS will be available to answer...

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ISSofBC English Conversation Circle

June 22nd | 10:00 AM

Join us at our weekly discussions & activities, learn about Canadian heritage, build your speaking confidence, and...

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FVRL English Conversation Circle

June 23rd | 02:00 PM

Improve your English through conversation! Meet and chat with other English learners in a safe and supportive...

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ISSofBC English Conversation Circle

June 29th | 10:00 AM

Join us at our weekly discussions & activities, learn about Canadian heritage, build your speaking confidence, and...

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Langley Ribfest

August 16th | 12:00 AM

Save the date! RibFest Langley is back, August 16-18, 2024 with all the famous ribbers, delicious food, amazing live...