Welcome to the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

On behalf of Manitoba’s settlement sector, MANSO would like to welcome the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino on his new role as Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship. On November 20, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the members of Cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 20, 2019. Read the full…

Immigrant Biometrics Requirements now Available in Canada

Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada As of today, foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa or work or study permit, will need to have their fingerprints and photo taken and can…

Federal Election- Newcomer Issues Backgrounder

With the federal election coming up on October 21st, 2019, there are many opportunities to engage with candidates on issues of importance to immigrants and refugees. The Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg, in collaboration with Immigration Partnership Winnipeg and MANSO, has prepared a two page election brief, as well as a…

IRCC 2-year pilot program – Sponsoring undeclared family members

Do you have any clients who want to sponsor undeclared family members?  As of September 9, 2019, IRCC launched a 2-year pilot project that allows a refugee who has failed to declare a family member the chance to sponsor undeclared immediate family members. The pilot project for sponsorship of previously undeclared family members will last…

Provincial Election – Newcomer Issues Backgrounder

With the provincial election coming up on September 10th, 2019, there are many opportunities to engage with candidates on issues of importance to immigrants and refugees. MANSO has prepared a two page election backgrounder with some key facts and figures, a summary of a few of the key issues impacting immigrants and refugees and some possible…

REPORT: Improving Settlement Services Across Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has just released its report on Improving Settlement Services Across Canada.  The report was presented to the House on June 19, 2019. The Committee studied settlement services provided for newcomers focusing on the range of services available and best practices in service delivery; criteria for…

MANSO’s 2018-19 Annual Report

MANSO’s Annual General Meeting was held on June 12th, 2019 at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Our 2018-2019 Annual Report was launched at the AGM. MANSO extends our thanks to all of our member organizations for their ongoing support and participation in our umbrella organization.  All of the activities are made possible…

Refugee Week in Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) member agencies and private sponsors devoted to assisting refugees will come together on World Refugee Day to hold various events that shed light on the resilience and strength of people who have escaped conflict and are rebuilding their lives. MANSO encourages its members and the public to celebrate…

Two Manitoba LIPs join MANSO as new members

MANSO is very pleased to welcome the Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP) and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) as new members in the “Friends of MANSO” category. This new category was launched in 2018 for organizations that aren’t eligible for full, voting membership, but would like to stay connected with the community of immigrant and…