March 15, 2018
Ontario is helping newcomers and their families by investing in services and programs to help them settle into their new lives.
Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, was at Mississauga’s Centre for Education and Training today to make the announcement.
The province is supporting 236 projects that will meet the diverse needs of newcomers by expanding services to help them settle into their communities, such as improvements to language classes and job training. These projects will provide:
Helping newcomers thrive and succeed is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Immigrants who choose Ontario as their new home are critically important for our future growth and prosperity. Helping newcomers to improve language skills, to attain the information, knowledge and skills they need to find jobs in their professions, benefits our society as a whole.”
— Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
“Investing in the success of our newcomers is a good investment for Ontario and for Peel Region. Providing them with the training and supports they need to settle in their community and get jobs is the right thing to do.”
— Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs, MPP for Mississauga East—Cooksville
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