1. Chinese-issued driver’s licenses acceptable

    April 25, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The RCMP and ICBC have reached an agreement to stop penalizing visitors, students and new residents who do not have Canadian driving licenses. This comes as a result of Richmond police issuing tickets and towing vehicles of Chinese drivers. Read more on this new development in the Vancouver Sun.

  2. Hiring Fair for Internationally Trained Professionals

    April 24, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The Skilled Connect for Immigrants Program will hold a hiring fair to help local employers meet skilled immigrants and potential employees. The Fair will take place on Monday, April 28 from 1 to 4 pm at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library. The library is located at 6100 Willingdon Ave. in Burnaby.

  3. 2014 Lilian To Bursaries for immigrants

    April 18, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    In partnership with Canadian Immigrant Magazine the Lilian To Bursaries are rewarded to four outstanding students to cover full-time tuition at Ashton College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The bursaries cover a wide range of Ashton College programs and courses.

    Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have arrived to Canada for the first time within the past five years qualify for the Lilian To Bursaries. Four full-time tuition bursaries will be rewarded (excluding books, application fee and material fee) to a maximum of $8,000 each. Eligible programs include Bookkeeping, Sales & Marketing, and Human Resources, in addition to, Business and International Trade.

    Application deadline is July 7, 2014. For more information visit Ashton College.

  4. Annual Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday, April 19th

    April 18, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    The annual Vaisakhi Parade, marking the Sikh New Year, has been held in Surrey for the past 12 years and attracts 80,000 to 200,000 people. It’s one of the largest parade of its kind outside of India and brings together people of all cultures to join in the celebration.
    The parade is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, located at 12885-85 Avenue. The Parade will conclude there at approximately 4 p.m.
    For more information visit the The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade official website.

  5. Are immigrant drivers in Vancouver bad?

    April 10, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    Looks like statistics say otherwise, according to Ian Young from The Hongcouver blog.

  6. Friday Night Ukrainian Suppers (Perogy Night in Vancouver)

    April 9, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    A Vancouver tradition since 1995, the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral hosts a dinner on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at their Centre at 154 E. 10th Ave.  More information on their website.

  7. Vancouver most “Asian” city outside Asia?

    April 1, 2014 by Didi Korcheva

    With 43 percent of Metro Vancouver residents being of Asian descent, Vancouver will continue to see its Asian population rise in the near future, according to new statistics. The ramifications? Douglas Todd of the Vancouver Sun weighs in.


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