Smaller Canadian communities supporting their local economy through immigration. The pilot opens to permanent resident applicants later in 2019.
The pilot helps smaller rural and northern communities attract and retain foreign skilled workers to meet their economic development and labor market needs.
Canadian Government accepting applications from eligible permanent resident applicants in the fall of 2019.
Eleven communities to attract newcomers to support middle-class jobs
Selected Communities are
- Thunder Bay (ON)
- Sault Ste. Marie (ON)
- Sudbury (ON)
- Timmins (ON)
- North Bay (ON)
- Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee (MB
- Brandon (MB
- Moose Jaw (SK)
- Claresholm (AB)
- West Kootenay (BC)
- Vernon (BC)
About the pilot
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in 1 of the participating communities.
How to find a Job through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Programme?
As a candidate, you need to find a job with an employer in 1 of the participating communities.
If a community endorses you and you’re successful in applying for permanent residence, you’ll then move there to work and live.
The application process for eligible candidates will begin as early as fall 2019. For more details stay tuned for details like who can apply, what documents are needed for applying etc.
Step by Step Guidelines to applying for Permanent Residence in Canada
1. Communities selected to Participate in the Pilot
2. Community and/or employer approaches prospective candidate or Prospective candidate approaches community / or employer.
3. Candidate submits an application for endorsement
4. Community reviews applications and selects best-fit candidates
5. Community endorses candidate, making them eligible to apply for IRCC for permanent residence
6. Candidate submits Permanent Residence application to IRCC
7. The candidate is assessed against Federal Selection Criteria and Admissibility requirements
8. The candidate obtains Permanent Residence
9. Community welcomes candidate and family members and provides services to support their settlement and integration.
For more details about the program please stay tuned and keep visiting this site or visit https://www.canada.ca
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