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Newcomers & New Canadians

In British Columbia, newcomers, including immigrants and refugees, benefit from a variety of resources and support systems that facilitate their integration into the labor market. Indigenous-led initiatives, such as cultural competency training and mentorship programs, can provide newcomers with valuable insights into the province's diverse cultural fabric. Additionally, community-based organizations like NIEFS collaborate with government agencies to offer language classes, employment services & supports, workshops, and skill development programs tailored to the unique needs of newcomers. These resources not only assist in helping folks overcome language and cultural barriers, but also empower newcomers to navigate the local job market effectively.