Details of the Pilot
The pilot program aims to fill up the present gap arising in the labor market of rural as well as northern communities. These areas experience an acute labor shortage and the reasons are migration of the youth, a low birth rate among the locals and a fast aging population. There is moreover, a report highlighting the fact that in the time of 2001 - 2016, the potential workers had a 23% decline while the staff approaching the retirement stage increased at a rate of 40%. 11 participating communities were selected and the applications for immigrants will open during the Fall - 2019. The Authorities have not released the specific details of the application process. This program runs with the support of communities and the selected communities are responsible for the recruitment of the candidate.
The Pilot works with the aim of attracting such immigrants who can fulfill the specific needs of a community. Northern and rural communities are vital for Canada and also play a very important role to supply food, energy and water for the many regions in Canada
. It also addresses the present labor shortage.
The Communities Participating in the Pilot
The list of the participating communities in the program is here:
- Sudbury, Ontario
- North Bay, Ontario
- Timmins, Ontario
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- Rhineland/ Plum Coulee/ Gretna / Altona, Manitoba
- Claresholm, Alberta
- West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia
- Vernon, British Columbia
The eligibility norms require the communities to meet specified requirements. It must have a population of 50,000 or below it and its location has to be 75 km away from a major metropolitan area. The other norm is having a population of 200,000 people and being remote based on the remoteness index of Statistics Canada. The Community must be located in: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Yukon or Saskatchewan. As well, the community must provide job opportunities, the development plan catering to the economy and means for successfully settling fresh immigrants in the community.
The communities drive this Pilot Program and they are deeply involved in it. It will be the responsibility of the community to identify various job opportunities in the economy and seek the services of such applicants who can perform these jobs. The focus will be on such candidates that meet the needs of a specific job and are genuinely interested in settling within the community. These communities must help the immigrants to meet members of the community and offer a support in the immigrants’ settlement.
Applying for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
Applications will commence in the Fall of 2019 and the first set of immigrants will arrive in the new communities in 2020.
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