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Citizenship and Immigration committee  I think we also need the equivalent of services already provided in English to be also available to those whose first official language is French. There are already many English-language services in Newfoundland and Labrador, including integration, reception and referral services

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Absolutely, we have been claiming the right to these services for years. That is why I pointed out that this is the first year when there have been cuts to the one and only indirect service for newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. I stressed this because, despite all the prog

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'm not sure. The provincial government and the municipalities could participate, I imagine.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I will answer in French, if you don't mind.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  According to the studies that have been done recently, that is the case. By 2025, the decline in the working-age population in Newfoundland and Labrador will be 10% or 35,000 people. So there's absolutely a clear need. As in New Brunswick, we have already reached the target for

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  However, we cannot go there because it’s too expensive. Despite the lack of services... I did not understand what you said.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. We need better services to get better results. Francophone communities in Newfoundland and Labrador are ready to serve immigrants, but they do not have the tools they need to support, as they should, a program like the pilot. This represents tremendous potential for u

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Mr. Chair, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Sarah Parisio. I am the coordinator of the Réseau immigration francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, under the umbrella of the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador, or FFTNL. First of all, I would like to thank you

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Sarah Parisio