As we know, the main idea of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program is to find permanent homes for immigrants, who can start helping to fill labor gaps, according to IRCC.
On Saturday, July 6th, 2019, it was announced that an Okanagan community has been selected to take part in this immigration program. Communities will be responsible for recruiting candidates and endorsing them for permanent residence.
Selected communities and regions are:
- In B.C.: Vernon and West Kootenay;
- In Alberta: Claresholm;
- In Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw;
- In Manitoba: Brandon, Gretna, Rhineland, Altona, Plum Coulee;
- In Ontario: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins and North Bay.
“The participating communities were selected as a representative sample of the regions across Canada to assist in laying out the blueprint for the rest of the country.” - said Immigration Canada.
Throughout the summer, the government will begin working with selected communities to position them to identify candidates for PR in fall 2019. The newcomers are expected to begin arriving in 2020.
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