September, 2018 News Archive

Settlement Program Connects Immigrant Students And Families To Community

September 28, 2018

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) is new to Manitoba and undergoing a trial period, but is set up to help children better integrate into schools and their communities. Regional Connections applied for the grant program seeing the need in the local area says Olesja Kraft, Settlement and Integration Coordinator at Regional Connections. “A successful integration […]

Newcomers Making Pembina Valley Region Their New Home

September 17, 2018

The flow of immigrants into the Pembina Valley region continues unabated, and it’s quite likely we’ll see current numbers expanded in the near future, according to the Executive Director for Regional Connections based in Winkler. Steve Reynolds says the federal government realizes more skilled workers are needed to help expand Canada’s economy. “Some of the […]

Coordinator Says Immigration Needed For Continued Growth

September 14, 2018

  Immigration to Canada is growing, and the Pembina Valley is no exception. According to Elaine Burton Saindon, Coordinator of Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership(PVLIP), immigration is a necessity for longevity and long-term economic development and growth. PVLIP works directly with leaders in the region, seeing if the communities are welcoming and inclusive, and what […]

Community recruits through provincial immigration program

September 4, 2018

Sathiyaseela (Sheela) Ramesh and her family looked for years for a way to leave India and immigrate to Canada — and they finally found it through a strategic recruitment program run by a small community in south-central Manitoba. “It’s not so easy to come to Canada without a connection like a friend or relative or a job […]