Mr. Selinger, who is on a visit to China these days, made the announcement about the new immigration project along with Jason Kenney, Canadian immigration minister.
The immigration project by Canada immigration is a collaborative effort between Manitoba and ACCC(Association of Canadian Community Colleges) and Ottawa.
The project aims to help immigrants in Canada get prepared for successful integration in Canada way of life and to help them get jobs in Canada at the earliest, Mr. Selinger stated.
Since, the immigrants from China and the Philippines are opting to move to Canada due to its reputation of being a safer and a more welcoming place to live and work in, hence, it becomes obligatory on the part of Canada to prepare them for a successful start to life in Canada, Selinger asserted.
Apart from immigrants moving to Canada for getting work in Canada, a large percentage of immigrants moving to Canada is of those who want a solid education for their children by enrolling them in various colleges and universities in Canada, he clarified.
So, the new initiative meant for helping newcomers from the Philippines and China in Canadian province Manitoba will be to ensure services for settlement orientation and job market services. The services under the immigration project will also include providing all the related information regarding the process of qualification recognition in Canada.
Pre-arrival services under the new pilot immigration project are part of the strategy to enable new immigrants succeed in Canada, Mr. Kenney stated. This pilot project by Canada immigration is to cater to the individual specific requirements of new immigrants headed for provinces in Canada.
So, even before new immigrants arrive in Canada, they will be provided access to English online program of Manitoba which provides training in English language to newcomers using specific scenario of Manitoba. Under this program, all immigrant students are provided opportunities of interaction with teachers of English language in Manitoba.
The pilot project by Canada immigration is set to start in November this year covering nearly 40 nominees of Manitoba.