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Title: Manitoba Labour and Immigration


1
The Building Blocks of a Welcoming
Community The Manitoba Blueprint- Shared
experiences Expériences vécues au Manitoba
Gerry Clement Consultation GLC Consulting June
2013
2
Introduction
  • Presentation Overview
  • 1.The role of governments
  • 2. Immigration levels planning
  • 3. The role of employers and post-secondary
    institutions
  • 4. Francophone immigration
  • 5. Proven community practices
  • 6. Settlement and integration services
  • 7. Regionalization in rural communities
  • 8. Conclusions

3
1. Role of government
  • Government Federal, provincial, municipal
  • Establishing a framework federal-provincial
    agreements, shared jurisdictions, local
    immigration partnerships
  • Setting a vision, broad goals and measureable
    objectives
  • Developing the strategies and tools that support
    the overall attainment of these goals

4
Manitobas Immigration Directions
  • Vision
  • A welcoming province where immigrants can
    contribute to Manitobas economic, social, and
    cultural goals.
  • Goals
  • Increase immigration levels through all streams,
    supporting Manitobas demographic, social and
    economic development
  • Inclusive, responsive, accessible programs and
    services
  • Settled and integrated immigrants
  • Strengthen the diversity of our communities
  • Support the ongoing development of rural Manitoba

5
Activities coordinated by government
  • Promotion and recruitment strategies
  • Selection and targeted initiatives
  • Welcoming communities defined roles and
    responsibilities
  • Addressing settlement needs
  • Supporting factors leading to retention

6
2. Immigration levels planning
  • Ministers report to Parliament on immigration
    levels consultative process
  • Background information historical immigration
    data (CIC), Census reports and Bureau of
    Statistics reports
  • Proportional share of immigration and
    relationship to annual immigration intake by
    provinces
  • Federal case management policies and systems
  • Provincial and municipal capacity to impact on
    levels

7
Manitobas Action Strategy for Economic Growth
  • Premiers State of the Province speech to
    Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
  • Key recommendations by the Premiers Economic
    Advisory Council
  • Growing through Immigration Strategy
  • Defined a target of 10,000 immigrants per annum
    by 2006
  • 2006 Throne speech sets new target of 20,000
    annual arrivals by 2016

8
Immigration to Manitoba by Category
9
3. The role of employers and post-secondary
educational institutions
  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Accountability
  • Skills utilization
  • Skills development
  • Foreign credentials and recognition

10
Employers
  • Advocacy- Chambers of Commerce, Business
    Councils, Sector councils at provincial and
    national levels
  • Developing champions spokespersons on issues
  • Immigration policies on temporary foreign workers
  • Canada experience class
  • Local versus international hiring
  • Employer driven recruitment and selection
    (offshore)
  • Immigration fairs joint initiatives
  • Integrity Worker Recruitment and Protection Act

11
Universities and Community Colleges
  • International student recruitment strategies
    and outcomes
  • Favorable policies dual intent, Canada
    experience class, off-campus employment
  • Bilingual institutions, learning a second
    language
  • Worldwide competition impacts on institutions
  • International students Ambassadors abroad
  • Special recruitment initiatives
  • Provincial nominee program

12
4. Francophone immigration
  • Federal and provincial policy and support
    programs
  • Community support infrastructure building
  • Private and public sector participation
  • Humanitarian migration
  • Promotion and recruitment
  • Settlement and integration
  • Strategic initiatives
  • Innovative partnerships

13
5. Proven community practices
  • Civic commitment Mayors and councils
  • Think global act local
  • Programs and supports reflect community realities
  • Pro-active communications
  • Public education system
  • Recreation and other public services
  • Housing
  • Support from ethno-cultural communities
  • Celebrating diversity at a community level

14

6. Settlement and integration services best
practices
  • Centralized registration and orientation
  • Language assessment and placement
  • Welcoming communities strategy
  • Eligibility for services temporary foreign
    workers
  • Interpretation in essential service areas
  • Integration in public school system
  • Neighbourhood settlement workers
  • Community-based language programs marginalized
    persons/groups
  • Professionalization of settlement sector
  • Public opinion communicating positive stories

15
Manitoba Settlement Services Model
Employment Planning and Preparation Services
For Settlement, Employment and Academic Purposes
Qualifications Recognition Planning and Program
Supports
Settlement Services and Integration Supports
I
16

Online pre-arrival information
  • Video tours - Entry Program, Career Destinations,
    Career Research
  • Career Research Working in Manitoba tool
    featuring real newcomer occupation-specific
    stories
  • Occupation Fact Sheets and Guides (multilingual)
  • Communities and settlement services map
  • Provincial Nominee Self-Assessment Tool
  • Demographic growth trends map
  • Budget Calculator for resource and time planning
  • Workplace Culture Online Learning
  • www.immigratemanitoba.com

17
7. Regionalization A partnership with rural
Manitoba communities
  • Community-based planning rural economic
    assessments
  • Broad-based partnership and shared vision
  • Good fit for employers and provincial nominee
    program
  • Designated staff and modified programs to assist
    regions
  • Support research through the Rural Development
    Institute

18
Manitoba Immigration Top Destinations
19
Building your welcoming community key
considerations
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
  • Leadership and vision
  • Developing and supporting champions
  • Innovative and effective programming
  • Public awareness communicating success
  • Ottawa - a destination of choice

20
Thank you Gerry Clement Consultations GLC
Consulting 204-297-7241 Gerald.clement_at_mts.net
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