1. Challenges for Vancouver’s Tri-Cities Immigrants

    March 27, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    According to a new survey, the estimated 2,100 immigrants settling in Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam every year, face significant challenges. Among the top areas of concern are: language, healthcare and social isolation. Read more.

  2. LGBT issues topic of upcoming film screening and panel discussion

    March 15, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Queering the Filipino Diaspora will tackle issues of LGBT youth, religion and immigrants. The panel will include Filipino- Canadian filmmaker Joella Cabalu and her brother Jay, the subject of Joella’s nine-minute documentary “StnadStill.” The documentary was screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Queering the Filipino Diaspora will be held on March 17 from 4 to 6 pm at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, located at 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC. Read more.

  3. Meeru Dhalwala on immigrant women, social isolation and cooking

    March 11, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Meeru Dhalwala, co-owner of the famous Vij’s restaurant speaks about her beginnings, social isolation of immigrant women and the work place she has created for them. Watch here.

  4. Newcomers Canada Fair returns to Vancouver

    March 8, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    The Newcomers Canada Career Fair will be held on April 18th this year at UBC. Newcomers Canada connects employers, recruiters, governments, education providers, immigration specialists and settlement services with internationally educated and trained professionals already in Canada.

    Companies such as British Council – IELTS, IDP – IELTS, Vancouver Public Library, Coram Construction, JBS Foods, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Red Seal, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), New York Institute of Technology, National Association of Career Colleges, Industry Training Authority, CIP Consulting plus many more will be there.

    Make sure to pre-register online for free entry before April 17th. Otherwise tickets will $10 per person. Read more and register here.

  5. The Alternative Career Pathways Initiative

    March 6, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A program designed to help newcomers explore alternative career options based on their  profession is what the Alternative Career Pathways Initiative is all above. Advisors in the program assist immigrants find out what educational and training opportunities are out there for them to pursue as an alternative to their dream job if it’s out of reach. Call 1-866-981-6863 or contact Vancouver’s regional coordinator, Nimmi Bangert at vancouver@nacc.ca. Read more.

  6. Prestigious award goes to Vancouver immigrant

    February 26, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Somaya Amiri, a 17-year old who came from Afghanistan four years ago and didn’t speak a word of English, is now the recipient of the Loran Scholarship. Read about her journey and accomplishments.

  7. Have your say!

    February 11, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    If you’re a newcomer to Vancouver and want to see improvement in services to immigrants, the city of Vancouver wants your opinion. Read Vancouver City Councillor Geoff Meggs’ message and take the survey.


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