The Immigrant Welcome Centre has announced an expansion of service offerings to include specific settlement services and programs for Temporary Foreign Workers.
The Immigrant Welcome Centre, with offices in the Comox Valley and Campbell River, has a long history of providing services to assist immigrants to integrate into the communities of North Vancouver Island.
Temporary Foreign Workers, who because of their relatively new status in Canada, sometimes have unique needs and can face complex situations, have been identified as a demographic that would benefit from increased services.
“The region is fortunate to gain the skills and innovation that Temporary Foreign Workers bring,” states Rachel Blaney, executive director of the Immigrant Welcome Centre.
“Unfortunately, despite the significant contributions these individuals make to our communities and Canada as a whole, they often have limited access to services and support because of funding limitations.”
By offering settlement services to Temporary Foreign Workers, the Immigrant Welcome Centre hopes to mitigate some of these gaps.
These services have been made possible in both the Campbell River and Comox Valley offices of the Immigrant Welcome Centre through funding provided by the Province of British Columbia until the end of March 2015.
For more information, contact the Courtenay office at 250-338-6359.