The issues of Immigrants in Manitoba
Immigrants not settled in Manitoba
People have been immigrating to Manitoba, a prominent province in Canada. The Provincial Nominee Program in Manitoba has attracted not less than 16,000 immigrants all over the world.
The immigrant’s population coming here comprise of young graduates to experienced professional. There are so many people coming here because the Manitoba PNP makes the process of immigration faster and smoother which helps one to establish career, family and buy a new home faster than one can think of.
On being selected Manitoba offers you a certificate which speeds up the processing of Canadian visa.
In a recent development, Immigration minister Jason Kenney has decided that Manitoba cannot continue with a separate set of policies for the immigrants coming here.
There is strong reaction to this development because this program is supposed to be one of the earliest PNPs in Canada.
PNP in Manitoba accounts for 90% of the principal applicants coming here under the scheme of economic immigration.
Although it constitutes the major percentage of immigration in Manitoba, the immigrants are not found to be engaged in job of their choice. They are studied to have the lowest possible income which is barely enough to meet their requirements.
The average income of an immigrant in Manitoba is about $32,000 whereas in other provinces the same is a little more than $70,000.
The rise in the number of immigrants is quite considerable, but their earning is not quite appreciated.
Government is surely successful in attracting the immigrants but enough measures are not taken to help the immigrants settle down. The story should have been brighter than what it is if the immigrants would have shown as good earning as the other provinces, if not a better or brighter one.
The number of immigrants arriving here is not controlled in spite of them not earning well. This actually brings in more and more cost to the Provincial and national government. The government after all has to invest on providing social benefits to these immigrants, which surely involves huge cost.
The Provincial Government needs to understand that the cost of providing facilities are actually borne by the Canadians who are prompt in paying their taxes.
PNP in Manitoba is quite successful in getting the immigrants rolled to this province but the facilities and options available to them needs to be looked into.