Canada government will be funding more than 800 initiatives that would help newcomers in Canada to integrate into the Canadian communities. A total of 824 projects have been selected by the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for funding, informed a media release issued recently by the Government of Canada. All these projects are designed to support newcomers in Canada in their efforts to adjust to the Canadian way of life.
The selected projects span across Canada and are expected to help newcomers in Canada fully participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life once they start living in the country. Canada invited proposals in this regard in 2019 and the 824 projects and initiatives were selected from the applications received.
Announcing the government’s decision to fund these initiatives, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that when Canada invested in helping newcomers learn the language, find employment, and build a successful life, all of Canada would enjoy their benefits. Most of the initiatives selected for funding are related to:
- Language training and workplace-based language instruction
- Employment and entrepreneurial services
- Support for French-speaking newcomers
- Integration of vulnerable populations including women, seniors and LGBTQ newcomers
- Programs to support the mental health and well-being of newcomers
- Projects that enhance local integration and social inclusion in centre, rural and northern areas
Language training will be offered to newcomers in both the official languages of Canada. The newcomers can choose from flexible courses that will be available online, or in person or in the workplace.
The services related to employment will help newcomers in Canada acquire skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the Canadian labour market. Under these projects, newcomers will be directly connected to private sector organizations and partners.
Some selected initiatives would also help newcomers make connections with their local communities. These include community connection services for French-speaking newcomers who have immigrated to a Francophone minority community.
The funding of the approved projects is expected to begin on April 1, 2020 and end by March 31, 2025.
These efforts reflect Canada’s commitment towards improving its services for newcomers. Last year, Canada government said it would invest $1 billion CAD for helping migrants integrate into the Canadian way of life. Canada is also planning to admit one million newcomers within the next three years.
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