Government of Canada Congratulates the Employment Halton Office on the Occasion of their Official Opening

Toronto, Ontario, January 24, 2012 — Today, on behalf of Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Multiculturalism (CIC), Terence Young, M.P., offered congratulations to the Employment Halton office on the occasion of their official opening.

“The Employment Halton office plays an important role in helping newcomers find a job and settle into their new community here in Halton,” said Mr. Young. “Citizenship and Immigration is pleased to support this worthwhile organization and the important work they do on a daily basis.”

CIC, in partnership with provinces, territories and settlement providers, delivers programs that help newcomers settle, adapt, and integrate into Canadian society.

The Regional Municipality of Halton is receiving $190,634 for the Local Immigration Partnership, led by the Employment Halton office. First introduced in Ontario in 2008, there are now 45 Local Immigration Partnerships across the province. Through this partnership, a collaboration of multiple stakeholders including various levels of government, employers, educational institutions, health sectors, settlement and social service agencies are working together to develop a strategy to facilitate the integration of newcomers and the creation of a welcoming community in Halton.

Service providers in Ontario will be allocated $314 million to deliver settlement services for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Settlement funding for Ontario is three times that of 2005. In the 2005-06 fiscal year, Ontario received $111 million to fund settlement services.

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Candice Malcolm
Minister’s Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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