Manitoba’s Accessible Employment Standard Regulation

New requirements for creating workplace emergency response plans for employees with disabilities will come into force on May 1, 2020, for all employers in Manitoba, including newcomer-serving organizations. These requirements relate to creating workplace emergency response plans for employees with disabilities, which fall under the recently passed Accessible Employment Standard Regulation. The Disabilities Issues Office (DIO)…

Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has given a Ministerial Instruction on December 20, 2019, that the application process for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program is being postponed. Ministerial Instructions 36 (MI36): Parents and grandparents Notice update from the IRCC website   

MANSO’s Season Greetings 2019!

It has been another year full of partnership and meaningful work being done by our funders, board, members, and friends. The MANSO team would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to you and all of your wonderful work to help newcomers, refugees, and immigrants in Manitoba. We could not fulfill our shared…

#HumanRightsDay 2019 – Youth Standing Up for Human Rights

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day celebrates the contribution and promise of young people who change the world for the better. Young people represent our future, where their participation is…

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…