Immigrant services funded

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

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.