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When should we expect the first MNPs?

By 29 October 2023February 8th, 2024No Comments

Most immigration observers continue to discuss the Municipal Nominee Program recently announced by the Liberals as a part of their election platform. Although no details available at this moment, many experts agree that these programs may be similar to PNPs. The first Candian province to launch a PNP was Manitoba – in 1999 it launched the MPNP. The same year New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador launched their PNPs. Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island joined the PNP in 2001. Alberta and Yukon started their PNPs in 2002. In 2003, Nova Scotia launched its NSNP. Ontario launched the OINP only in 2007. The last territory to join the program was Northwest Territories in 2009. Nunavut is the only one not having its program. Despite the excitement about the MNP, we should not expect many MNPs to start soon. Currently, Canada already has one municipal program – the Morden’s Community Driven Immigration Initiative. Will it become a model for other municipalities – that is the question.

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