MB facing highest out-migration rates

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Manitoba Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino at the launch of Immigrate Parkland initiative in Dauphin, Manitoba. Photo credit Tracey Goncalves

Manitoba has welcomed thousands of newcomers and their families to the province through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) since it was launched in 1998.

And although many consider the MPNP an easier pathway than the federal stream to live and work in Canada, Manitoba Labour and Immigration Minister Malaya Marcelino says the province is facing the highest out-migration rates that we’ve seen in two decades.

Pilipino Express’ Lucille Nolasco-Garrido (PE) recently interviewed Minister Marcelino about the MPNP and the Labour Market Impact Assessment or LMIA.

Harmony in the Heart of Winnipeg

Musica Singers & MY Band unite for “Music in Our Hearts” concert

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Filipino classics, pop hits, and French melodies were performed by Musica Singers and MY Band in Music in Our Hearts at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain last February 10
(Photo by Rollan Temporosa Photography.)

Singing together in the spirit of City of Song Winnipeg 150, a packed house of concertgoers belted out pop hits with Musica Singers and MY Band in their pre-Valentine concert, Music in Our Hearts (La musique dans nos coeurs), at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain last February 10.

Music in Our Hearts is the second offering of Musica Singers for its maiden season. It is the first joint performance of Musica Singers and MY Band. Both performing ensembles comprise volunteer artists and staff. They are managed by Musica Singers of Manitoba Inc., a membership not-for-profit organization, which aims to showcase Philippine art, culture, and traditions in performances throughout Canada. Dante Aviso is the current executive director.