30 June 2010

Canadian Immigration provides funding for migrant health care

Canadian Visa holders and migrant families will have better access to health care at Credit Valley Hospital after the increase in funding announced by MP Bob Dechert on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

Canadian Visa

Canadian Visa holders will benifit from a grant to provide hospital assistance for newcomers.

The funding by Canadian Immigration will help new migrants overcome the challenges they often face in accessing the health care system, Mr Dechert said.

“A hospital can be confusing and intimidating for newcomers,” said Credit Valley Hospital President and CEO Michelle DiEmanuele.

“Because of their familiarity with the many cultures and languages in our community, our settlement workers will be able to foster a caring and supportive environment for newcomer patients.”

Citizenship and Immigration Canada is providing $426,276 to the hospital to hire additional multilingual settlement workers who will support newcomer patients and their families throughout their admission to the hospital and during the patient’s stay.
An estimated 450 newcomers will benefit from this investment, which is for May 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.

The Canadian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people apply for a Canadian Visa with the Canadian Embassy.   

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