Rural Economic Vitality in Manitoba

The Role of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

by Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, MLA Steinbach
Minister of Education and Training
Government House Leader

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Municipal Leader – The Magazine of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

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.

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News Release – 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.”

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News Release – Manitoba Announces New Immigration Pathways for International Students

The province has introduced two new pathways for international students under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“By providing students a fast track to nomination for permanent residency, we hope to attract and retain more talented innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world,” said Goertzen. “International students bring new ideas, global connections and an entrepreneurial spirit to our province, and when they create opportunities for themselves, Manitoba becomes more competitive and innovative.”

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