Office of the Minister
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 9 of the Government Organization Act, section 21 of the Interpretation Act, and sections 3 and 4 of the Employment and Immigration Grant Regulation (AR 94/2009), the Minister may make grants for any purpose related to any program, service or matter under the administration of the Minister, and establish eligibility criteria for grants;
I, Christina Gray, Minister of Labour hereby:
1 Designate the Newcomer Integration Grant as a program grant.
2 Establish the eligibility criteria set forth in the attached Schedule.
DATED at Edmonton, Alberta this 11 day of August, 2017.
Minister of Labour
CRITERIA FOR GRANT AGREEMENTS
Newcomer Integration Grants
To support newcomers (immigrants, including refugees) on their pathway to integration and labour market attachment, the aim of these grants is to take a needs-focused and flexible approach to filling gaps in the system and being responsive to emerging issues.
The objective is to contribute to the integration of newcomers to Alberta through projects that complement the suite of services and programs provided by other stakeholders.
In working towards the goal of newcomer integration in the community and workplace, and understanding that integration is a two-way process that benefits newcomers and the community, the outcomes of these grants are:
· Service-providing organizations meet the needs of newcomers; and
· Communities and workplaces welcome newcomers.
Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, community groups, post-secondary institutions, municipalities and other public sector organizations, indigenous organizations, and registered corporations.
Eligible clients and beneficiaries include permanent residents (including refugees), naturalized Canadian Citizens, refugee claimants, communities, workplaces, and organizations which provide services to newcomers.
To be eligible, projects must be time-limited, be aligned with the requirements of the applicable Call for Proposals, and include an evaluation plan to measure impact.