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S.M. 2004, c. 5

Bill 9, 2nd Session, 38th Legislature

The Manitoba Immigration Council Act

Table of contents

(Assented to June 10, 2004)

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



In this Act,

"council" means the Manitoba Immigration Council established in section 2; (« Conseil »)

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

Council established


The "Manitoba Immigration Council" is established.

Responsibilities of council


The council is responsible for providing the minister with information and advice about immigration to the province, including information and advice about

(a) attracting immigrants to Manitoba;

(b) settlement services that should be made available to new immigrants; and

(c) initiatives that should be developed and promoted by government and others to ensure that immigrants remain in Manitoba.

Members of council


The council is to consist of a maximum of 12 persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Term of office


The term of a member is three years, and no member may serve more than two successive terms.

Chair and vice-chair


The Lieutenant Governor in Council must designate one of the members of the council as chair and may designate another member as vice-chair.



The council may determine its own practice and procedure.

Minister may refer matter to council


The minister may refer to the council a matter relating to the council's responsibilities. The council must consider the matter and give the minister a written report of its findings or recommendations.

Council may refer matter to minister


The council may refer to the minister for consideration a matter relating to its responsibilities.

Council to submit annual report to minister


The council must submit to the minister an annual report of its affairs and activities.

Annual report


The minister must include the council's annual report in the annual report of his or her department.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter I5 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.