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City of Morden promotes immigration program for newcomers

The Morden Immigration Program, like many other programs, has been deeply affected by the COVID-19.

“Because of the border restriction, the people that have been approved for permanent residency to land in Morden haven’t been able to land,” said Shelly Voth, Immigration Coordinator for the City of Morden.

The pandemic has significantly affected employers in the city, who face high demand to fill positions that immigrants usually take.

The city is now promoting their Skilled Worker Support Program in partnership with Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), which selects applicants who are the best fit for Morden and the available jobs.

“With that selection, the applicant is able to apply to the MPNP with additional points which boost their chances of success in immigration,” said Voth.

Morden’s community receives 50 to 70 new families every year, with the main immigration population being from the Philippines, India, Brazil and Eastern European countries.

“That’s what makes Morden so special, there’s less segregation between different culture communities,” added Voth.

The program helps immigrants get to Morden and settle once they’ve arrived through the Regional Connection Settlement Services.

“I think it makes what must be an extremely scary experience into something maybe a little less scary,” said Voth.

You can find more information such as application forms and documents necessary to apply on

“Many people who choose Morden because they want a safe place to live are surprised when they get here,” she added. “That such a small community has the infrastructure and opportunities that it does.”

– Juliana Vannucci, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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