Federal funding to help beginners settle in Calgary

Newcomers in Calgary, Canada will have way in to more language training to facilitate them settle and mix in Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Kenney stated at the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society.
Nine organizations received approximately $9.5 million in federal funding for language teaching programming.

Executive Director of the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, Salim Sindhu said that they are very pleased to get this funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to give language training services. These services are necessary to helping beginners settle and achieve something in Canada.

Settlement services are an important part of the federal government’s immigration program. In 2009-10, Alberta will receive almost $59 million in federal funding for settlement services, in lieu of a 21 % increase over the previous year.

CIC funds numerous programs that help newcomers settle, become accustomed and integrate into Canadian society. These programs are delivered in corporation with provinces, territories and service-providing associations. Since 2006, the Government of Canada has considerably increased funding to support settlement programs and services in Canada; an additional $1.4 billion is being invested over a 5 year period in all provinces and territories outside Quebec.



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