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Immigrant services funded

Newcomers to Vernon will receive enhanced immigrant settlement services to help them settle into their new lives and gain employment.

The provincial government has provided $274,950 to the Vernon Immigrant Services Society.

“The society plays a vital role in our community,” said Eric Foster,  Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“This funding will allow this organization to offer a broader range of services for new families in our region.”

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

 

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