The newly-established Immigration Advisory Council in Manitoba has already begun to prepare for ways to improve the province’s immigration laws and policies. The advisory council was formed in late February and is led by World Refugee Council chair Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Manitoba Immigration Minister Jon Reyes. The council plans to promote Manitoba and attract more immigrants to the province, streamline the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, and foster Manitoba’s settlement and integration programs, services, and foreign credential recognition programs, to attract more immigrants and boost immigrant retention.