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Article: Rural Economic Vitality in Manitoba – The Role of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
Over the last two decades, the MPNP brought in more than 130,000 economic immigrants to Manitoba of whom more than 20% established themselves in regional communities throughout the province.
Our success stories have been built on strong partnerships between community and business leaders in local chambers of commerce and economic development offices, local employers, settlement agencies, our schools and colleges, and the MPNP.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Municipal Leader – The Magazine of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
Province Announces $3 Million in New Funding to Strengthen Newcomer Support Services
The Manitoba government is reinvesting up to $3.1 million in revenue generated by Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program into services that support newcomers to Manitoba, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.
“Our strategic investments will improve the settlement, language, employment and community supports newcomers that need as soon as they arrive in Manitoba to put them on a path to success,” said Goertzen. “Our province continues to grow largely because of immigration, and we’ve seen the many ways newcomers benefit our culture, communities and economy.”
Updated Winnipeg Map for Newcomers Now Available
Manitoba Education and Training has published a Spring 2019 Winnipeg Map for Newcomers replacing the 2015 version. The map is a guide to many of the supports and services available in Winnipeg, Manitoba and will help newcomers locate information on:
- Newcomer Arrival and Settlement Supports
- Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers (NISW)
- Health and Family Supports
- Adult Language Training Programs
- Employment Supports
- Colleges and Universities
- Libraries and Other Government Services
Print versions of the 2019 map are available at Manitoba Start (271 Portage Avenue).
PDF version available here (8MB).
Interactive version coming May 2019.
The interactive map will include the supports and services listed above as well a section dedicated to Services de Soutien Francophone. Check back in early May for details.
Ensure Immigration Representatives are in Good Standing
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act requires that all immigration representatives that provide Canadian immigration services for a fee must be registered and in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body.
You do not need an immigration representative to apply to the MPNP. If you choose to use an immigration representative, you are responsible for ensuring that your representative is authorized.