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Newcomers, non-profits praise major funding boost for migration settlement services

B.C. increases funding to nearly $26 million a year, up from current $6 million

CBC NewsDavid P. Ball

The British Columbia government is set to more than quadruple its funding for newcomer services in the province, the government announced Wednesday.

Immigrant- and refugee-settlement organizations praised the move, which will increase funding for their services to nearly $26 million a year, up from the current $6 million.

"This is good news — there are now robust dollars around this," Neelam Sahota, CEO of Surrey, B.C.-based DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, said in an interview Wednesday.

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Newcomers, non-profits praise major funding boost for migration settlement services

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CBC NewsDavid P. Ball, Posted: May 24, 2023 11:17 PM EDT | Last Updated: 14 minutes ago
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