As the most ethnically diverse province in Canada, British Columbia welcomes nearly 40,000 new immigrants every year. A rich multicultural society helps nurture inclusiveness, understanding and mutual respect. It is up to all of us to ensure that our multicultural society is supported today and for future generations.
One of B.C.’s greatest strengths is the diversity of the people who call this province home. Cultural diversity and increased participation and engagement by all cultures is vitally important to create a strong and vibrant social and economic future for British Columbia.
B.C.’s multicultural society is a key incentive to attract newcomers to our province and help address our regional skill shortages and grow our economy. With one million job openings expected by 2020 in B.C., immigrants will play a vital role in the economic well-being of the province.
January 24, 2019
November 19, 2018
November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018
Government has introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission for B.C. to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians.
September 17, 2018
June 27, 2018
February 1, 2018
January 26, 2018
January 18, 2018
November 15, 2017
Province marks Multiculturalism Week with more support to fight racism, promote diversity
November 14, 2017
The British Columbia government is strengthening its support for addressing racism and promoting multiculturalism with a commitment of $250,000 to the BC Anti-racism Network and the appointment of new members to the Multicultural Advisory Council.
Five B.C. multicultural champions were recognized Nov. 18, 2016, before friends, family and their peers at the seventh British Columbia Multicultural Awards. The awards recognize British Columbians whose exceptional work helps bring diverse cultures together by embracing diversity and promoting multiculturalism.
Fourteen organizations throughout the province are each receiving at least $10,000 and up to $50,000 to support the work they do to help stamp out racism in B.C.
November 21, 2015
Five multicultural champions were recognized Nov. 20, 2015, before friends, family and their peers at the sixth British Columbia Multicultural Awards event.
November 17, 2015
The most ethnically diverse province in Canada, B.C. is celebrating Multiculturalism Week by recognizing the province’s multicultural champions in the British Columbia Multicultural Awards event on Nov. 20, 2015, in Vancouver.
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Multiculturalism grants support diversity in B.C.
October 20, 2015
The B.C. government is providing $300,000 through the Multiculturalism Grant program to support organizations whose activities promote British Columbia’s rich multicultural heritage, and nurture empathy and inclusion.