IRCC recently announced the 11 communities that will participate in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot:
Treasury Board President Roger Melanson describes the agreement as historic and says it will help the province achieve the goals of its 10-year education plan.
- North Bay, Ontario
- Sault-Ste-Marie, Ontario
- Sudbury, Ontario
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Timmins, Ontario
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee, Manitoba
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- Claresholm, Alberta
- Vernon, British Columbia (BC)
- West Kootenay, BC
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is testing a new, community-driven approach to encourage newcomers to immigrate to Canada’s rural and northern communities. To complement the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the Government of Canada is also working with the territories to address the unique immigration needs in Canada’s North.
The launch of this pilot program will support the economic development of Canada’s more remote communities and help spread the benefits of immigration across Canada.
- News release – New federal immigration program to support middle class jobs in rural and northern communities
- Backgrounder – Supporting middle class jobs in rural and northern communities through immigration