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Help for newcomers offered

Newcomers to Langley will receive enhanced immigrant settlement services to help them settle into their new lives and gain employment, through $695,346 in funding for the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. This funding is part of a $20.3 million annual budget for the settlement and integration program under WelcomeBC.

Funding goes towards orientation classes and workshops on a wide variety of topics such as: how to find a job, find a place to live, navigate the local transit system and learn banking basics.

B.C. continues to be one of Canada’s most popular destinations for new immigrants, welcoming more than 40,000 newcomers each year.

Services through WelcomeBC are provided to more than 100,000 newcomers in 66 communities across the province, by more than 100 service providers.

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