Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program
Move to Canada with newly introduced Rural and Northern Immigration pilot
The Government of Canada announced a new immigration program. The program aims to attract immigrants to the rural areas of the country. In general, most immigrants coming to Canada choose to live in major cities like Toronto or Vancouver. Therefore, the Country plans to use the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to bring skilled foreign immigrants to Canada’s northern-rural areas in order to help smaller communities.
Potential immigrants wishing to immigrate to Canada may receive Canadian permanent residency by using this pilot program.
Participating regions in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
In order to participate in this pilot, communities from rural and northern areas give applications to the Government. Later, these rural communities will receive support from the Federal Government in order to determine and select new applicants to become Canadian permanent residents
Eligibility, Requirements and Application procedure
Since the new pilot is still accepting applications from communities wishing to participate, immigrants are not eligible to apply.
Participating communities in the pilot program are required to have a population of 50.000 or less, and also be located at least 75 km from core of a census metropolitan area.
Which regions can apply to participate in the pilot?
In order to become eligible to apply for the pilot, communities are required to be located in one of these provinces.
- British Columbia
- Northwest Territories
Along with the other requirements, the participating communities also need to demonstrate a plan that covers their ability to support newcomers with both for employment and settlement.