The government of Canada has announced a pilot program to attract newcomers to rural areas. The main idea of this program is to fill labour shortages and fuel economic growth in rural communities by matching them with prospective immigrants interested in settling outside of Canada’s big cities. The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program requires rural communities to submit a thorough plan identifying available middle-class job opportunities and developing social support infrastructure to help the newcomers settle.
The government of Canada is currently looking for communities that are interested in participating in this pilot. In order to complete the application, the community must work with a local economic development organization that is actually the one to submit the application.