In the 2006 census, it was reported that 1 in 5 immigrants living in BC at that time were over the age of 65, and that immigrant seniors accounted for 40% of total of BC seniors (Source: AMSSA).
Immigrants and newcomers face similar challenges as other seniors – financial security, the need for community and social connections, health care and transportation – but also have additional concerns relating to language, dependence on sponsoring relatives, and finding employment (Source: AMSSA).
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