Canadian Rural and Northern Pilot Communities are Accepting Applications -3rd December, 2019

Canadian Rural and Northern Pilot Communities are Accepting Applications

Canadian Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot has been started in the first 3 engaging communities.

Sault Ste. Marie in the province of Ontario and Altona/Rhineland in the province of Manitoba are allowing applications for recommendation of community from applicants with an employment offer from a regional employer.

Meantime, Thunder Bay in the province of Ontario is allowing interest from regional employers who intend to be part of the pilot program.

Once completely operational, 11 communities can obtain applications for community recommendation beneath this pilot program. That recommendation might be used to apply for the Canadian government for Canada PR.

The Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot is created to help in bringing new skilled worker newcomers to Canadian smaller communities.

The 5-year Canadian immigration pilot is created to help specific smaller communities with aging populations and labor deficits, which struggle to bring and hold new immigrants.

It is a community-driven immigration pilot program that intends to reach out to the advantage of immigration.

Community Requirements

To be involved in the pilot program, communities need to:

  • Have a population of 50,000 individuals or lesser and to be located more than 75 kilometers from the center of a Census Metropolitan Region, OR
  • Have a population of 2 lakh individuals and to be regarded remote from other bigger cities, as per the Statistics Canada Index Remoteness.

Steps to Receive Canadian Permanent Residence

  1. Applicants must verify that they satisfy both the federal government qualification criteria and community-specific criteria.
  2. Find a suitable job with an organization in one of the engaging communities.
  3. Applicants with an employment offer can apply for recommendation to the specific community.
  4. Applicants with a community recommendation are able to apply for Canada PR.

List of Participating Communities


North Bay, ON

Sudbury, ON

Timmins, ON

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Thunder Bay, ON

Brandon, MB

Altona/Rhineland, MB

Moose Jaw, SK

Claresholm, AB

Vernon, BC

West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC

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