Newcomers to Richmond will receive enhanced immigrant settlement services to help them settle into their new lives and gain employment.
More than $2 million in funding for SUCCESS and Chimo Crisis Services has come in from the B.C. government.
The funding is part of a $20.3 million annual budget for the Settlement and Integration Program under WelcomeBC.
Funding goes towards orientation classes and workshops on a wide variety of topics such as: how to find a job; finding a place to live; navigating the local transit system and learning banking basics.
The money for SUCCESS and Chimo will be in demand as B.C. continues to be one of Canada's most popular destinations for new immigrants, welcoming more than 40,000 newcomers each year.
Services through WelcomeBC are provided to more than 100,000 newcomers in 66 communities across the province, by more than 100 service providers.
SUCCESS will receive $1,419,398.93 in funding, while Chimo will receive $623,905.33.
Local MLA Rob Howard said moving to a new country can be a daunting experience.
"The programs being funded will help make it easier for newcomers to Richmond to find a place to live, get a job, and become fully integrated in the community," he said.