Without a doubt Canada is one of the top destination for economic immigration — people moving to Canada for economic opportunities. In order to increase the benefits of economic immigration for smaller communities, the Federal Government announced the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot in the summer of 2019.
Eligibility requirements can be found at the link above. workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities:
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: www.welcometossm.com
Thunder Bay, Ontario: www.gotothunderbay.com
Brandon, Manitoba: www.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com
Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba: www.seedrgpa.com
Claresholm, Alberta: www.claresholm.ca
Vernon, British Columbia: https://rnip-vernon.ca
The program provides a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign
Individual community programs are responsible for assessing whether prospective candidates fit the economic needs of these community, have a genuine employment opportunity and intend on staying in the community.
Recommended candidates are then referred to the federal government for a final decision. Accepted candidates will be provided with settlement services and mentoring opportunities through the individual community programs.
— RS, April 19, 2020