Municipal Nominee Program: IRCC memo reveals stakeholder consultation findings

Nearly 80 per cent of respondents said labour shortages should be the main determinant of selecting which municipalities can partici

A recent internal memo by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveals highlights from its 2020 stakeholder consultations on the Municipal Nominee Program (MNP).

The Liberal Party of Canada initially promised to introduce the MNP during Canada‚Äôs 2019 federal election campaign. The MNP was outlined as a key priority in the two mandate letters provided to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since the Liberals won the 2019 election.

However, the coronavirus pandemic got in the way, which is why the Liberals promised once again to introduce the MNP during the recent 2021 election campaign, an election which they also won.

With the Liberals set to unveil their cabinet on Tuesday October 26, Parliament set to resume on November 22, and the worst of the pandemic seemingly behind Canada, it appears that the path is clearer for the government to go ahead and fulfil this promise.