Canada expanded settlement services for newcomers and refugees in Prairies
The government of Canada announced the expansion of the settlement services for newcomers and refugees in small and rural communities across the Prairies on May 12, 2022.
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that an investment of more than $14 million has been made in this settlement initiative to expand critical settlement services and resettlement capacity in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba.
Through these services, the government will help newcomers with language training, employment, and connection to their communities to help them integrate into the Canadian society.
The organizations play an important role in helping refugees living in smaller and rural communities access support services, as well as providing newcomers with the skills they need to be successful long-term.
The newcomers to Canada have a major role in their economic recovery from the pandemic and their country's future. Their communities benefit from their efforts, and they continue to provide jobs, care for loved ones, and support local businesses each day.