Ontario Invests for Helping Vulnerable Immigration

March 21, 2018

Canada’s Ontario province recently announced investing $17.5 million extra for helping refugees and vulnerable immigrants settle in the country. Laura Albanese, Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, said that the latest improvement by the province will assist in improving the long-term success of newcomers and bridge gaps. It will give them the required tools and opportunities to be able to make a valuable contribution to the Canadian economy and communities.

The province has taken up around 95 projects to help vulnerable immigrants, and the amount will be added to them over the next two years. Some of the projects under these plans include job placements, mental health support, peer support, and violence prevention lessons. The Refugee Youth Project started by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel is one of the few initiatives that will be benefited from the program. The project was started under the Go Girls! Program. The program brings together adult female mentors and refugees girls for conducting several activities that boost their self-confidence and healthy living.

Harinder Malhi, Minister of Status of Women for Ontario, said that programs like Go Girls! They needed in communities like Brampton. It is essential for the government of Ontario to invest in programs for refugees that help them in social and economic integration. The province has already committed to investing CAD 110 million to help vulnerable immigrants. The amount was supposed to be used in 2017 and 2018.

More than half of the refugees

Ontario welcomes almost half of the refugees who enter the country. The province requires the funds the most. Laura Albanese said that it is very important for Ontario to help in successful settlement and integration of refugees and vulnerable immigrants. It is essential for Ontario's prosperity. Ontario also has a large student population as well because the cost of living is comparatively lesser than that in British Columbia.

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