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Canada Invests $100 Million in Improving Settlement Services for Newcomers

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Canadian immigration minister Marco Mendicino recently announced that the government will be investing $100 million over the next 3 years, from the fall of 2021 till March 31, 2024, to ensure better quality settlement services to newcomers.
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Published on:  Aug 28, 2021
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Canadian immigration minister Marco Mendicino recently announced that the government will be investing $100 million over the next 3 years, from the fall of 2021 till March 31, 2024, to ensure better quality settlement services to newcomers. Settlement services are very essential to an individual’s success in Canada. These services include helping newcomers get work, learn English or French, find accommodation and overall help them integrate into the community. 

This investment intends to improve the newcomer’s access to settlement services through the Service Delivery Improvements (SDI) process

What Are the Service Delivery Improvements (SDI)?

The IRCC launched the SDI process in 2017 to work on developing innovative ways to better support the settlement and integration of new immigrants. The SDI runs an Expression of Interest (EOI) draw every 3 years to select and fund new projects and areas of study. 

Through this process, 78 projects were selected to explore how the settlement services can be improved to better help newcomers integrate into their new community. The SDI process was also meant to support the recovery of the settlement sector post-pandemic. 

Some of the projects include the following:

The University of Windsor’s Artificial Intelligence: A Rapid Response Leveraging Newcomers' Pathway to Settlement 

This project was established to test whether artificial intelligence could be used to develop an effective strategy for the settlement of newcomers. 

The Accessible Community Counseling and Employment Services' Connecting Canada: Employer Engagement Driving Settlement in Smaller Communities

As the name suggests, this project will work to connect newcomers to employers in smaller rural and urban communities before they arrive in Canada to encourage them to settle in rural and urban communities.

The Anti-Oppression Framework to Combat Systemic Racism in Immigrant Service

This project is meant to explore different service approaches designed within an anti-oppression framework to weed out systematic racism.

The pandemic forced the SDI to shift its operations online. The funding will help the IRCC design and determine custom-made settlement services for newcomers based on their needs while also facilitating online service delivery.

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