The Manitoba government has invested $900,000 to help schools ensure high-quality education for newcomers.

Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko made the announcement, saying the investment will take the form of a grant, "The Intensive Newcomer Support Act." He notes that school divisions have been dealing with an influx of new students, largely in part to families fleeing Ukraine.

"Our government is committed to ensuring that all Manitoba students receive a high-quality education, whether they have lived in our province for many years or are newcomers to Manitoba," says Ewasko. "This investment will support schools and school divisions in responding to the sharp increase in newcomers who have fled war-affected countries and are enrolling in Manitoba schools."

Ewasko adds supporting new and refugee students aligns with the vision articulated in Manitoba's K to 12 Education Action Plan. The plan is in place to ensure that every student in Manitoba can succeed.

The funding will support programming for students who've arrived in the province for the current school year. Grant applications will be accepted this fall.

For the full press release from the government of Manitoba, click here.