South Shore Breaker
Nova Scotia, YMCA networking to offer Ukrainians employment
Nova Scotia and the YMCA have partnered to provide Ukrainian newcomers additional employment and community support.
Announced in a recent news release, the province said the YMCA will help answer questions, assess newcomer needs and connect them with needed information.
Efforts will also include collaboration with various community partners, including Immigration Services of N.S. and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – N.S. branch.
Immigration Minister Jill Balser said the province is working with the Ukrainian community and settlement partners to identify ways to address gaps in support for Ukrainians coming to this province.
"Language training, information sessions, guidance to help access the labour market and services tailored to the needs of women, seniors, youth and 2SLGBTIQ+ people will better support Ukrainians looking to settle in our communities."
The province is also easing requirements for immigration and settlement programs and fast-forwarding applications.
Ukrainian newcomers will also be eligible for all provincially-funded settlement programming.
The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration will host an online information session on how Ukrainians can access its programs.
The session will include information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on temporary federal measures.