Immigrant Settlement Funding in Canada Increased by 20 Percent

Canadian new immigrant settlement funding increased

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney announced that provinces and territories outside of Ontario and Quebec will be allocated more than $240 million in new immigrant settlement funding to help newcomers settle and integrate into their new communities.  This is an increase of over $40 million or more than 20 percent from 2008-09.

Canadian new immigrant settlement funding by province

Specifically, the federal new immigrant settlement funding to provinces will amount to:

  • almost $2 million –  Newfoundland and Labrador
  • almost $2 million  – Prince Edward Island
  • almost $28 million – Manitoba
  • over $6 million – Nova Scotia
  • over $4 million –  New Brunswick
  • over $8 million – Saskatchewan
  • over $400,000 –  Nunavut
  • almost $600,000 – Yukon
  • almost $59 million – Albert
  • aover $120 million –  British Columbia
  • over $600,000  – The Northwest Territories

This includes programs and services to support newcomers in a variety of ways by providing: language training so they have the language skills to function in Canada; the information they need to better understand life in Canada and make informed decisions about their settlement experience; the required assistance to find employment commensurate with their skills and education; and help to establish networks and contacts so they are engaged and feel welcomed in their communities.”

This annual support shows our government’s continuing commitment to help the development and continuation of important programs and services that can make a real difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “Programs, such as language training, job search and employment services, help newcomers integrate and succeed in Canada. As newcomers become productive and contributing members of the community, their success is Canada’s success.”

Funding for the provinces of Ontario and Quebec are provided for in separate bilateral agreements.

For new immigrant settlement funding allocation details, see
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/backgrounders/2008/2008-12-22.asp

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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