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Destination Manitoba: Province a model of immigration reform

posted Feb 10, 2012, 8:02 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 8:03 PM ]
joe friesen — DEMOGRAPHICS REPORTER
From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Feb. 05, 2012 9:13PM EST
Last updated Monday, Feb. 06, 2012 8:51PM EST


A decade ago, Manitoba was a place that grew only slowly and fretted about the day it might start to shrink. But when the results of the 2011 census are released this week, some of the most surprising population gains could be in a place that for years barely grew at all.

Over the past ten years, Manitoba has more than tripled its share of national immigration and in the process become a model for immigration reform. With roughly 3 per cent of Canada’s population, Manitoba now attracts nearly 6 per cent of its immigrants, more than 15,000 in 2010.

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