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Manitoba depends on immigration, but one expert argues the province's nominee program needs to cool down

posted Mar 18, 2012, 1:33 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 1:34 PM ]
Growing pains By: Greg Di Cresce Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 02/19/2012 1:00 AM

Nathaniel M. Lewis, a doctoral candidate in the department of geography at Queen's University, assessed the successes and challenges of the province's nominee program in the Canadian Public Policy Journal. Lewis concluded that the program, which began as a 1996 pilot program to bring garment workers to Winnipeg, has exhibited an almost frantic adaptability and elasticity in the service of boosting immigration numbers year upon year. This narrow focus has placed a strain on a host of settlement services, such as housing availability.

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