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.

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Most Vancouverites support extending municipal voting rights to permanent residents
Posted November 28, 2018 | news

By Business in Vancouver |

Six months ago, Vancouver City Council passed a unanimous motion to ask the provincial government to “make the necessary changes” that would allow permanent residents to cast ballots in municipal elections. (more…)

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Syrian refugee, stranded seven months in Malaysia airport, lands in Canada
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By Reuters |

A Syrian man who spent seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport arrived in Canada this week, ending a months-long ordeal that highlighted asylum seekers’ often bizarre quest for refuge. (more…)

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Immigrant Moms And Second-Gen Daughters Get Candid In Unscripted ‘Play’
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By Huffington Post |

A mother and daughter, seated across from each other at a dining table, rally questions back and forth. The intimate and candid conversation that unfolds is punctuated by raucous moments of laughter and touching moments of discovery. (more…)

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Finding the place I belong — every place
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By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | (more…)

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B.C. announces new Regional Pilot program for immigrant entrepreneurs
Posted November 23, 2018 | news

By CIC News |

Pilot aims to spread the benefits of entrepreneur immigration to B.C.’s smaller communities

British Columbia is opening a new immigration pilot program to attract foreign entrepreneurs to smaller communities around the province. (more…)

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Record number of small Canadian businesses reporting skilled labour shortage
Posted November 22, 2018 | news

By CIC News |

Canadian Federation of Independent Business says greatest shortages reported in B.C., Quebec and Ontario (more…)

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‘A lot of people facing potential deportation’ under upcoming changes to DUI penalties: immigration lawyer
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By CBC News |

Impaired driving penalties could trigger deportation process for permanent, temporary residents (more…)

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Syrian teen who translated for Surrey Christmas bureau enlists his brother
Posted November 21, 2018 | news

By Vancouver Sun |

Khaled Alderwish last year was able to pay it forward by volunteering at the Surrey Christmas Bureau, which is partly funded by The Province Empty Stocking Fund, translating for Syrian families that needed the same kind of help. (more…)

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