On September 29th the Winnipeg Free Press published a special issue including many articles covering the contribution of the Latin American community in Manitoba.
Free Press writer Carol Sanders interviewed our Manager of Settlement Services, Jorge Fernandez about two of his clients who moved here recently from his own country of origin, Ecuador. Jorge told her:
“The people coming from Latin American countries are very successful… They have a vocation, employment history and language.”
And they stay in Manitoba because they arrived here through the provincial nominee program’s family stream, he said. They’re not running off to the oil patch or larger Canadian cities, and it’s because they have those family connections here, he said. “They’re helping each other with family support, accommodation and offering employment.”
Click below to read the full article and for links to other articles from the Latin American issue.