BC launches new settlement services to support international students, newcomers


The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will increase funding for settlement services to $25.6M annually to ensure newcomers can successfully integrate into their communities and access education, health care, and employment. The expanded settlement program is expected to serve over 40,000 people–including international students and foreign workers– each year after its launch in 2024. “When newcomers thrive, our communities become stronger,” said BC Minister of Municipal Affairs Anne Kang. “The steps we’re taking today will help ensure that newcomers receive the services they need to flourish in BC.”