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.