20 March 2008
Canadian immigration in Ontario is given boost
The Canadian government has announced it is to provide extra funding to help newcomers to the Ontario city of Windsor to settle in the area. The announcement will come as good news for people who are considering Canada immigration. More than $13.3 million (£6.65 million) will be invested into organisations that help people settle over the next two years.
Jeff Watson, member of parliament for Windsor-Essex, said: "This funding will allow them to offer more services to help newcomers develop their skills and integrate into the community, which in turn will help strengthen Windsor and the surrounding area." It is thought that the funding will help an estimated 7,500 people who enter Windsor through Canada immigration. Overall the Canadian government has increased settlement funding by $920 million (£460 million) over five years.
This news comes as another positive indication of the government's dedication to encouraging immigration to Ontario. Another recent effort saw the government announce that they will grant funding to the Kitchener-Waterloo region in order to provide English language training to people moving there from abroad.
Canada welcomes new immigrants: The Canadian Visa Bureau can assist skilled workers interested in Canadian immigration. More information on Canadian visas is available on the website. Anyone applying for a Canadian visa should begin by completing the online Canadian visa application to see if they meet the legislative requirements.