February, 2019 News Archive

Pembina Valley – Many Newcomers Choosing the Pembina Valley over Winnipeg

February 20, 2019

The Pembina Valley remains a popular choice for newcomers. According to a new report by the Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP), the region had the fastest growing population over the past decade at 20 percent, contributing almost a quarter of Manitoba’s overall population growth. The City of Winkler alone attracts more than half of […]

Altona and Morden – SWIS Program is Encouraging Newcomers in Local School Divisions

February 13, 2019

A pilot program that helps newcomers integrate into their new school and community appears to be having an impact. Regional Connections launched the Settlement Workers in Schools, or SWIS, program in the fall in partnership with Border Land and Western school divisions. The implementation saw one full-time and one part-time SWIS worker hired to operate […]

Pembina Valley – Regional Connections Prepare Newcomers for Citizenship

February 11, 2019

Regional Connections strives to give immigrants the tools they need to become Canadians, a prominent part of that is preparing for their citizenship exam. Volunteer and Integration Coordinator Alesha Hildebrand, says the six-week program is designed to give those who’ve completed their citizenship application, their greatest chance at success. “Newcomers who come to Canada have […]