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Facing Challenges: Young Newcomers to BC

posted Oct 23, 2011, 4:43 PM by Milorad Borota
Conference on needs of immigrant and refugee youth shines spotlight on barriers, holes in the system.
By Katie Hyslop, 17 Oct 2011, TheTyee.ca

With close to 40,000 immigrants arriving in British Columbia each year, newcomers to Canada are one of the fastest growing populations in our province. But although government encourages this growth, resettling here isn’t smooth sailing, particularly for the youth who represent about 6,500 of the annual newcomers, and face everything from sexual exploitation, to racism, to ineffective academic counselling.

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