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Kamloops News throws support behind Kamloops Immigration Services

Jake Cooke, district sales manager for InfoTel Multimedia Kamloops is pleased to provide three months of home page advertising to France Lamontagne, executive director with Kamloops Immigration Services.
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March 01, 2019 - 3:01 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops Immigrant Services has received an unexpected and welcomed gift. is pleased to award a three-month advertising campaign worth $3,575.00 to the organization. The prize was won during the North Shore Business Improvement Area’s annual general meeting.

“It was a great surprise to win the campaign prize, and our team is thrilled. We hope to showcase our Language Services and our Community Connections workshops and activities,” says France Lamontagne, executive director of Kamloops Immigrant Services.

The society provides immigrants, refugees, new Canadians and visible minorities with services to help them successfully integrate and settle in Kamloops, the surrounding areas and in Canada.

“Through the assessment of the client’s needs, we can provide the appropriate information and refer each one towards our programs and activities and/or existing community programs and services,” says Lamontagne.

We provide information, language services, employment-related services and build community connections; community supports including family support, housing, banking and budgeting, language instruction for newcomers to Canada, childminding services for parents participating in language classes and other activities, employment readiness program, outreach connection with the newcomer, student’ school  and support to the parents or caregivers – Settlement Workers in School, guide through the education system, Canadian citizenship readiness and much more.

Those using the services are connected with volunteers as mentors and encouraged to participate in community activities, events and life skills workshops in order to foster inclusivity.

“We also provide diversity workshops at all community levels; in schools, companies, private and public organizations to address myths about multiculturalism and promote cross-cultural competencies,” explains Lamontagne.

For more information or support with immigration needs, visit

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