The government of Manitoba created the Immigration Advisory Council to improve the current immigration policies and programs in February 2022.
The Council, with the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration and Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, will review the entire immigration system of the province.
The Council will provide recommendations to the government of Manitoba to strengthen the Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement as well as include new annexes or memoranda of understanding to the agreement.
The focus of the council includes:
building on promotion to attract and recruit more immigrants and business investors to the province
streamlining the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, especially with regards to setting the right balance between the province’s regional labour market, economic development and community needs and
fostering Manitoba’s settlement and integration programs and services, as well as foreign credential recognition programs, to encourage labour market attachment, improve foreign credential recognition and bolster immigrant retention