This is a community-driven program which looks at spreading the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities. It is a game changer for the small provinces which has a low density of population, specifically to attract certain high demand skilled workers who are essential but currently not available in the particular community. Therefore the community has a role in categorizing and choosing the required professions for which they have to look for via this Pilot program. It helps in creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in 1 of the participating communities.
This Rural & northern immigration pilot will cater to meet local labor market needs and support the regional economic development .The successful implementation of this program will result in long-term retention of skilled newcomers to rural areas.
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program Eligibility:
- An applicant needs to find a job with an employer in one of the communities.
- A community should endorse you
- You should meet the other generic immigration requirements which pertain to other migration paths.(Admissibility etc)
- The federal eligibility criteria that determines who can apply to this program will be available soon.
- Details regarding on exactly how to apply to any of the communities will be available later in 2019.
The selected communities are:
- The communities participating in the pilot are mentioned as follows. These communities will promote the pilot and their community to prospective candidates who want to work and transition into a permanent resident of Canada.
- North Bay
- Sault St Marie
- Thunder Bay
- Rhineland / Plum Coulee
- Moose Jaw
- West Kootenay
These communities will recommend candidates for a PR to IRCC for a final decision. They will also provide a welcoming community for new chosen immigrants and submit results of the pilot to IRCC to understand how significantly the pilot has contributed to the local communities.
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