Timely support for newcomers with job-ready language skills
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced federal support for newcomers to Calgary as they acquire language skills, find work and integrate into the community.
“By giving immigrants the tools they need to succeed, we are helping to build a stronger community and a stronger economy,” said Alexander.
“Study after study confirms that being able to speak English or French is key to ensuring newcomers to Canada can contribute more fully and provide for their families more quickly.”
The investment will help Bow Valley College’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, or LINC program, offer full and part-time training to almost 1,200 students. Federal support totals $16.2 million over three years.
Posted: Jan 2, 2014