In the new Northern and Rural Immigration Pilot, Canada has chosen 11 northern and rural communities to participate. The Pilot Program can now invite migrants to settle in the country on PR.
Canada is struggling with a low birth rate and an ageing population. Thus, rural Canada is witnessing a severe decline in the availability of workers.
The new Pilot Program will help attract overseas workers which will, in turn, propel the growth of the Canadian economy. It will also support mid-level occupations in the participating communities, as per CIC News.
The communities that are participating in the pilot will have a wide range of support.
The communities below have been chosen to participate in the pilot program:
- (ON) Sault Ste. Marie
- (BC) West Kootenay
- (ON) North Bay
- (AB) Claresholm
- (SK) Moose Jaw
- (MB) Coulee Plum-Rhineland-Altona-Gretna
- (MB) Brandon
- (ON) Timmins
- (ON) Thunder Bay
- (ON) Sudbury
- (BC) Vernon
The 11 chosen communities present a representative model of the various regions in Canada. This will further help design the model for the rest of the country.
Canada is collaborating with other regions to address the immigration requirement in Northern Canada. This will help complement the newly launched pilot program. The program is dedicated to attracting the best global talent to fill in skill gaps. This will also aid the growth of local countryside economies which, in turn, will help entire Canada.
The Govt. of Canada will work through the summer with the participating communities. This will help them identify immigrants for Permanent Residence as quick as Fall 2019. The participating communities will be able to recruit workers and endorse them for PR.
New immigrants would be able to arrive in Canada by 2020 through the Northern and Rural Immigration Pilot.
A similar program, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was launched in 2017. The objective of this program was to promote growth in rural areas of Canada under the Atlantic Growth Strategy.
Rural communities in Canada employ more than 4 million workers. They account for almost 30% of Canada’s GDP.
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