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The Manitoba Advisory Council on Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Act
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C.C.S.M. c. A6.4

The Manitoba Advisory Council on Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Act

(Assented to December 5, 2013)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:


1           The following definitions apply in this Act.

"council" means the Manitoba Advisory Council on Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism established by section 2. (« conseil »)

"minister" means the minister appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to administer this Act. (« ministre »)

Council established

2           The Manitoba Advisory Council on Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism is hereby established.

Council's mandate

3           The council's mandate is to provide information, advice and recommendations to the government, through the minister, on the following matters:

(a) matters relating to citizenship and immigration, including

(i) the attraction of immigrants to Manitoba and the retention of immigrants,

(ii) the long-term settlement and integration of immigrants, and

(iii) the full inclusion and participation of immigrants in the economic, social and cultural life of Manitoba;

(b) matters relating to multiculturalism, including intercultural relations and ethnic and linguistic diversity.


4(1)        The council is to consist of a maximum of 17 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  They are to include

(a) up to eight members who have been nominated, in accordance with procedures established by the minister, by

(i) ethnocultural groups and organizations selected by the minister, and

(ii) groups or organizations from different sectors of Manitoba's economy and society selected by the minister;

(b) up to eight other members who have been recommended by the minister; and

(c) one additional member who is appointed as the chair of the council.

Term of member

4(2)        Members are to be appointed for a term not exceeding three years.

Appointment continues

4(3)        Subject to subsection (4), when a member's term expires, he or she continues to be a member until he or she is re-appointed, the appointment is revoked or a successor is appointed.

Limitation on length of service

4(4)        No member may serve for more than nine consecutive years.


5           The council may designate a member of the council as vice-chair, who is to act as chair if the chair is absent or unable to act, or the position of chair is vacant.


6           One-third of the members of the council constitutes a quorum.

Minister may refer matter to council

7(1)        The minister may refer to the council any matter relating to its mandate.  The council must consider the matter and give the minister a written report of its findings or recommendations.

Council may refer matter to minister

7(2)        The council may, with the minister's approval, consider any other matter relating to its mandate and give the minister a written report of its findings or recommendations.

Council to submit annual reports

8           On or before June 30 of each year, the council must submit to the minister a report of its affairs and activities during the government's immediately preceding fiscal year.


9           The following Acts are repealed:

(a) The Manitoba Ethnocultural Advisory and Advocacy Council Act, S.M. 2001, c. 17;

(b) The Manitoba Immigration Council Act, S.M. 2004, c. 5.

C.C.S.M. reference

10          This Act may be referred to as chapter A6.4 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

11          This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

NOTE: S.M. 2013, c. 48, Schedule B came into force by proclamation on August 1, 2015.