Manitoba announces new council to help support immigration

The Manitoba government announced a new council on Monday that will help to improve the province’s immigration policies and programs.

Twenty Manitobans have been appointed to the Immigration Advisory Council, which will be co-chaired by Lloyd Axworthy, who served as the minister of foreign affairs during the Jean Chrétien administration, and Jon Reyes, Manitoba’s minister of education, skills and immigration.

According to Reyes, the council will review Manitoba’s “entire continuum of immigration.”

This work will include building on promotion to attract more immigrants and business investors, streamline the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, and foster Manitoba’s settlement and integration services and foreign credential recognition programs.

The Immigration Advisory Council will begin work immediately, and will release a final report at the end of the year.

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