The communities in Canada that were planned to begin the pilot program on 01 Jan 2020 comprise:
Communities engaging in the pilot required to have an organization for economic development to maintain the program to qualify and these organizations might be a chamber of commerce, community future organization, an independent organization or not-for-profit organization for economic development, or a composite organization of a municipality with an autonomous directors board.
These organizations are accountable for making assured that the provisions on their community’s understanding memorandum with Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C) are suitable for the community’s requirements including the commencement date for intake of applications.
In the event of Claresholm in Alberta, the committee for economic development determined in Dec 2019 that their commencement date would not be till February 2020.
Officials from the Ontario province communities of Timmins and North Bay, also told that the communities not likely to begin until the close of January 2020. A representative from West Kootenay in the British Columbia said they would likely not begin screening candidates until March 2020.
The Rural and Northern Immigration (RNIP) Pilot is intended to help rural & remote towns in Canada to attract international workers to their communities. This Pilot is intended to help these communities to overcome the labor market deficits caused by decreasing birth rates, increasing retirement rates, and the movement of youth to greater populated areas in Canada.
So far, this pilot has been started in the below communities: