Amid the constant barrage of anti-immigration propaganda coming out of the United States it's unusual to see any media outlets spinning migration issues in a positive light, but that's exactly what the New York Times does in this interesting article about immigrants in Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba runs a fairly sophisticated immigration program given its resources, with the Provincial Nominee Program being the flagship initiative.
The article does come across as a little too positive and doesn't explore any of the social ills that face recent immigrants to Canada such as: income inequality, difficulty obtaining recognition of foreign credentials, problems entering the labour market, intolerance, and a lack of quality housing. While the benefits of immigration far exceed the drawbacks, one must be cognizant to identify problematic areas like the lack of social supports and systemic barriers that exist for newcomers. Here are a couple of my earlier articles discussing issues related to immigration in Canada, see: here and here.