Weekly Updates Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2016

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Employment Supports for Refugees webpage has been added this week providing a list of resources for employers to meet their labour market needs while helping refugees gain skills and employment in BC.

Additional resources include the Syrian Refugee Support Fund established by the Canadian Council for Refugees to help support the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada, and a Q&A fact sheet about the Interim Federal Health Program in English and French.

In the news this week two more Syrian families arrive in Terrace, Haida Gwaii-based Syrian family wounded by war needs help travelling to Vancouver for surgeries, Syrian refugees’ first Halloween a nervous, exciting experience, Canada’s declining target for refugees ‘doesn’t add up’ for immigration advocate, and Syrian refugee grateful for fresh start in Victoria.