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For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2008
 
 

Peel Celebrates Launch of Immigration Web Portal

WHAT: The Region of Peel is launching a new website, www.immigrationpeel.ca focused on the interests, needs and priorities of new immigrants and recent newcomers to Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
WHY:

Peel Region annually welcomes as many as 27,000 newcomers from other countries each year and overall, about half of the Regionís population are immigrants to Canada, according to the 2006 census. The website is an online resource to help newcomers negotiate the settlement process and to access local resources that can support them.
Information on the site includes such basics as: steps to take before moving, finding a place to live, getting a job and registering children for school. Online checklists and links to immigration agencies and government resources connect website visitors to a host of information to accommodate all types of needs: from ESL classes, job placements and even information on managing finances and opening bank accounts.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and created by an interdisciplinary team of Peel Region staff and community representatives, the portal received significant support from the area municipalities, as well as from a broad range of community stakeholders that work with newcomers.
WHO: Ontario Minister of Citizenship, the Honourable Michael Chan, Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale, and Shekher Puri, Regional Vice-President of the Royal Bank of Canada will join Regional Chair Emil Kolb; representatives from Peel Region Council and a host of community contributors to launch the website.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
5:30 Ė 8:00 p.m.† Speaking program begins at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre
35 Brunel Rd. Mississauga, Ontario
 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Joan Endersby
Senior Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
Human Services Dept.
905-791-7800, ext. 4655

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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