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Surrey Board of Trade partners with Surrey Schools to help students plan their careers

THE Surrey Board of Trade and the Surrey School District have signed an agreement to work together to develop programs and strategies designed to prepare students for their future careers. In order for students to fully appreciate the range of career options open to them, determine their values, explore interests, experience work environments and benefit from mentorship relationships, they must have ... Read More »

Naitik Mehta: Finding ability in disability

BY Surbhi Gogia A recent article in The Economist mentioned that a lot more Indian technology talent is flocking to Canada after US has tightened its rules for visa. The article makes special reference that Canada is giving a red carpet welcome to these talented people. “Canada is gambling that by the time America wakes up to the cost of ... Read More »

World Sikh Organization launches Sikh Mentorship Program

THE World Sikh Organization of Canada has announced the launch of the Sikh Mentorship Program (SMP). The SMP is designed to connect Sikh professionals with Sikh students (16+) who are seeking guidance and direction academically or professionally. Alongside mentor-mentee matching, the Sikh Mentorship Program will also include workshops, panels, and networking events. The program is sponsored in part by the Government ... Read More »

Surrey Board of Trade heads to India; looking for 20 businesses for Global India Trip

Surrey Board of Trade, World Trade Centre-Mumbai & AIAI partner together for the India Global Economic Summit, March 6-8, 2019 THE Surrey Board of Trade has begun its promotion of its 2nd Global India Trip to meet their partners: World Trade Centre-Mumbai and the All India Association of Industries (AIAI). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed with both organizations and the ... Read More »

B.C.’s Peter Dhillon inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto (IANS): Peter Dhillon, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray – ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC raising awareness about impairment in the workplace

WORKSAFEBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17. “Impairment in the workplace isn’t a new issue in B.C., but it’s become top of mind as cannabis becomes legal for recreational use,” said Tom Brocklehurst, Director of Prevention Practices and Quality for WorkSafeBC. “We’re ... Read More »

United Truckers’ Association to receive truck parking plans from all Surrey and Delta mayoral candidates

A weekend membership meeting of the United Truckers’ Association (UTA) conducted over the weekend secured commitments from all major mayoral candidates running in the cities of Surrey and Delta. Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne and  Doug McCallum from Surrey, and Sylvia Bishop, George Harvie and Jim Cessford from Delta, all had the opportunity to speak to UTA members directly regarding their vision to ... Read More »

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

NIKKI Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday in a surprise move that has led to much speculation. President Donald Trump announced the resignation and said that she will leave her post by the end of the year. President Donald Trump said that he thought ... Read More »

Scheer assures Modi of ‘productive and positive relationship’ if he becomes prime minister

ANDREW Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday expressed to him how important a productive and positive relationship with India would be if he were elected Prime Minister next year. In a statement about the meeting, Scheer said: “We discussed a range of serious issues including opportunities for greater economic partnerships, ... Read More »

Mia Yen is the new Canadian Consul General in Chandigarh, India

CHRYSTIA Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday announced the appointment of foreign service officer Mia Yen as Consul General in Chandigarh, India, replacing Christopher Gibbins. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau it seems avoided choosing a prominent Indo-Canadian, as many South Asians in Canada might have been expected, as a political appointment to avoid any controversy especially after all the problems he ... Read More »