The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that eligible newcomers have the support and services they need to succeed in fully integrating into and contributing both to the Canadian economy and to their new communities.
Yesterday, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, launched the national settlement and resettlement funding call for proposals to fund hundreds of settlement and resettlement service provider organizations across Canada, outside of Quebec, who provide critical services to newcomers. The funding agreements are for a period of five years.
This year’s call for proposals highlights key areas of settlement and resettlement services, including investments to support truth and reconciliation objectives, to provide a Francophone integration pathway for French‑speaking newcomers outside Quebec, and enhancing programming and funding organizations that serve racialized communities, 2SLGBTQI+ and other underrepresented people. It will also build on recent lessons and advancements by leveraging technology and partnerships to deliver services more efficiently while maintaining high quality support for clients.
Service provider organizations play a pivotal role in welcoming newcomers, including refugees, in communities across the country. They provide newcomers with the tools, resources and information they need to succeed in their new lives in Canada. This includes language training, help finding a job, and building connections with established immigrants, Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. These supports and services help newcomers integrate and build a successful life in Canada, while also helping employers, schools and other organizations build welcoming communities.
Source : Government of Canada