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May 15, 2023
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. secures $12 million in federal funding to extend pre-arrival immigration services
Vancouver, B.C. – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has received a funding extension of nearly $12 million to continue to deliver pre-arrival services to new immigrants through an innovative program.
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced a funding extension of $11,987,366 to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. to help deliver important pre-arrival services.
“Canada has a very proud tradition of being a global leader in resettlement and immigration,” Minister Harjit Sajjan said on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at an announcement at Choi Hall Friday. “With today’s funding announcement, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will be able to assist even more newcomers.”
The funding will support our Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP), which has served more than 41,000 clients since it was first launched in 2008. In the last year alone, the program served 7,000 clients from 155 countries of origin, with top countries including Nigeria, India, China, Cameroon, Pakistan and Morocco. The program offers online and in-person services to newcomers before they arrive in Canada, including education on preparing for the workforce, soft skills development and employment counselling.
“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is honoured to be recognized as a key pre-arrival service provider, and we’re proud to continue delivering services to ensure newcomers are better equipped to settle in Canada,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “Our program continues to adapt to better serve new arrivals – we recently developed mental health webinars and self-care kits to help clients cope with immigration challenges – and we’re grateful for the opportunity to assist even more newcomers in partnership with IRCC in future.”
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of 15 service providers offering national-level information, orientation and referrals to newcomers, helping to set them up for success before arrival. This announcement is part of over $61 million in pre-arrival settlement funding being extended across Canada.
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Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. It offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people on their Canadian journey. Programs and services are offered in the areas of newcomer settlement, English language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, seniors care, and affordable housing. For more details, please visit www.successbc.ca
About S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation
Incorporated in 2001, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funding for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and its affiliated organizations supporting S.U.C.C.E.S.S. mandates that focus on strengthening our diverse communities. For more details, please visit www.successfoundation.ca