Immigrant Integration and Retention Services Announced in Grand Falls-Windsor

Over $341,000 in provincial funding is being provided through the Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program for multiple initiatives to support settlement and integration of newcomers to the province.Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, made the announcement yesterday in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Initiatives include the establishment of satellite offices of the Association for New Canadians in the Labrador, Western and Central regions of the province, a pilot project that is also using funds from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Provincial funding is also going toward the development of English as a Second Language curriculum by Memorial University of Newfoundland; enhancement of French-language settlement services by the Federation des francophones de Terre Neuve et Labrador; and the delivery of conversational circles empowering participants through English practice and new social connections.