Canada - Language training program launched for immigrants

Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC), JudySgro, and Saskatchewan's Minister Responsible for Immigration, PatAtkinson, announced Nov. 29 that language training for adults migratingto Saskatchewan will be launched in the near future.

Morethan $264,000 has been earmarked to support the project which will helpmeet the needs of the province's growing labor market and economy. Thetraining program will run till next year, but an agreement between CICand the Saskatchewan government foresee that the program will berenewable for the next four years.

The fundingwill also be used to assist recent immigrants to Saskatchewan inobtaining employment in four priority sectors: health professions,trades, sales and services, and natural and applied sciences.

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