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Funding assists immigrants in the North Okanagan

Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, says government funding will support immigrants and the local economy. - Photo submitted
Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, says government funding will support immigrants and the local economy.
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The North Okanagan Social Planning Council is receiving $167,000 in WelcomeBC funds.

The funding will be used for local settlement services to support the integration of immigrants in B.C.

“Investing in integration programs for newcomers is an essential way to promote inclusive communities and look towards the future of B.C.’s labour market," said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

"Helping new immigrants settle in B.C. increases the number of skilled workers that contribute to the economy of our community.”

 

 

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