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Ontario is continuing to support refugees and vulnerable newcomers with a new
investment to help them settle and get the support they need, to successfully
integrate into their new lives in Ontario.

Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, was at Paramount Fine Foods
Restaurant in Mississauga today to mark World Refugee Day and announce new
provincial support to help refugees and other newcomers succeed.

The province is enhancing services for refugees and vulnerable newcomers, including
settlement services, case management, employment and training supports, and
programming for refugee women and newcomer youth. These additional resources will
support the long-term, sustainable social and economic integration of newcomers. The
province is now accepting applications from organizations that would like to apply
for funding to provide these services.

Ontario has taken a leadership role in Canada’s humanitarian efforts to help
refugees and save lives, with:

Communities across the province welcoming refugees at an unprecedented level, with
more than 28,000 refugees from across the world resettling in Ontario last year.45
per cent of all Syrian refugees — who arrived in Canada between November 2015 and
March 2017 — settling in Ontario.More than 19,000 Syrian refugees settling into
their new lives in the province since November 2015, with the help of settlement
agencies, municipalities, employers and refugee sponsors. These newcomers are
already giving back and contributing to their broader communities.
Helping newcomers thrive and succeed is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our
economy and help people in their everyday lives.