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Moncton gets federal funding to create immigration partnership

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. The Canadian Press

The City of Moncton says it has received funding from the federal department of immigration to create a local immigration partnership.

The partnership is designed to help the area attract newcomers and improve their odds of successfully integrating in the community.

“This community-based partnership will help Moncton attract newcomers and help the newcomers integrate into Moncton; it’s a double win for the community and the newcomers,” said Immigration Minister John McCallum in a news release.

The partnership’s council will include immigrants, members of the business community and municipal government partners.

“This formalized approach…will help us attract and retain newcomers, who in turn, contribute in many ways to our city’s cultural, social and economic diversity,” Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc said, also in the same news release.

Of the more than 60 similar partnerships across Canada, five are located in Atlantic Canada.

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