CCNB to receive federal funding for language training services

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The federal government is supporting seven organizations to provide official language training services for French-speaking newcomers choosing to settle in a Francophone minority community.

A press release states that newcomers will receive training that improves their skills in one language while taking more intensive training in the other, depending on their needs.

Government has earmarked $7.6 million over four years towards this initiative.

Of the seven groups, two are in the Maritimes: Université Sainte-Anne in Halifax and Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).

Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey says, "With these projects, we will help newcomers feel welcome and thrive in our Francophone minority communities, and become active members in our diverse communities."