Over the last 13 years, Manitoba has welcomed 97,000 new immigrants to live, work, play and raise their families thanks to successful immigration programs and partnerships. The majority of new Manitobans settle in Winnipeg, but others also set down roots in communities including Winkler, Steinbach, Brandon, Morden, Thompson and Neepawa.
It is expected as immigration increases, including welcoming over 6,000 international students from 80 different countries every year, family reunification will further increase immigration. This means there will be more opportunities for new Manitobans to explore their new home province and to invite their friends and relatives to join them.
With the Philippines being Manitoba’s top immigrant source – at almost 40% of all immigration – Travel Manitoba is working to inform new Filipino-Canadians about the travel options in Manitoba, from cultural festivals to camping. A two-page spread on Manitoba vacation ideas will appear in 18,000 copies of the Asian Community Guide this year, available for free at six immigration support centres in Winnipeg as well as various restaurants and ethnic stores. Travel Manitoba will also send a copy of a travel guide in Tagalog (it is also available in Mandarin, French, German and Spanish) to those who contact Travel Manitoba for more information or view a PDF version on our website. These travel guides are also available for industry operators to offer their clients. Call 204-927-7838 for more information.