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Canada Named 11 Communities in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Canada Named 11 Communities in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

The Canadian Government has named 11 communities of Canada that have been chosen to take a role in its current Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.

The pilot is intended to support smaller remote, and rural communities bring international workers of multiple skill levels and give them with a Canadian permanent residence.

Rural communities of Canada employ over 4 million Canadians and estimate for approximately 30% of the national GDP, as per the figures presented by Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C).

The pilot’s aim is to assist these rural and northern communities which are facing labor market shortages that mainly caused by lowering birth rates, increasing retirement rates, and the out-migration of youth to higher populated areas in Canada.

Canadian Government named 11 communities on 14 June 2019 that are located in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

List of 11 Named Communities

  • Manitoba- Brandon, Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee
  • Ontario- North Bay, Timmins, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay
  • Alberta- Claresholm
  • Saskatchewan- Moose Jaw
  • British Columbia- West Kootenay, Vernon

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada told the 11 communities were chosen based on their economic requirements and the availability of resources and partners of the community that required to administer the pilot, and will work as a blueprint for the remaining part of the country.

Every community will work with a regional organization for economic development to hire and evaluate immigration applicants depends on the local financial needs and job opportunities and endorse the chosen applicants for Canada PR.

The communities chosen could be in a place to start identifying immigration aspirants as early as this autumn, and those elected are anticipated to start arriving in Canada by the year 2020.

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