IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot adds 11 Canadian Communities to boost Immigration

Canadian Government has put 11 Canadian communities under its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. The purpose to introduce this program is to provide help to rural and remote communities in attracting overseas expats with different and relevant skill levels and providing them with permanent residency.

As per the estimated figure provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada’s rural communities has employed over four million Canadians which accounts for almost 30 % of the national GDP. Providing a pilot scheme is to help small communities to meet the labor market shortage caused by declining birth rates, rising retirement rates and the out-migration of young people to populated areas of Canada. The announcement was made on June 14 and the 11 communities are located in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Check out the communities of different provinces that are named under this pilot program:

a) Ontario

  • Thunder Bay
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Sudbury
  • Timmins
  • North Bay

b) Manitoba

  • Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee
  • Brandon

c) Saskatchewan

  • Moose Jaw

d) Alberta

  • Claresholm

e) British Columbia

  • West Kootenay
  • Vernon

As per the statement released by IRCC, the selection of these communities was done considering the factors like economic needs, availability of resources, and community partners to govern the pilot, and will be taken as a draw round for the rest of the country.

Every community has to align for work with a local economic development organization to hire and evaluate immigration candidates depending on the local economic needs , job openings and also, giving approval to the chosen candidates for permanent residence. The selected communities will be in charge to discern the immigration candidates beginning this fall and the selected candidates are expected to arrive in Canada in early 2020.

For availing more information, contact Immigration experts through official helpline +91-7042184185 or send your queries to info@makevisas.com.