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B.C. announces quadrupling of newcomer funding at sit down with Langley families

April 16, 2024

Government ministries and agencies need to talk to each other more. That was the main message for B.C. Immigration Minister Anne Kang when she visited Langley to announce that the provincial government had quadrupled funding for newcomers.

As part of the visit, she sat down with local agencies, service providers, and some families who had immigrated from abroad and settled in Langley.

Ayoub and Narjas Abuzaytoun attended with their five children, speaking to the minister through translator Nabeel Obid of the Langley Immigration Partnership Immigrants Advisory Council.

The family from Palestine described the difficulty finding housing because BC Housing rules require that the baby have its own room, the sons and daughters cannot share a room, and the parents must have their own room. When they finally found a place, it was problematic.