On January 24th, Canada launched the Rural
and Northern Immigration Pilot program, a pilot program for immigration to remote in northern area.
It is said that the new program was inspired
by the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). These two pilot programs both
aim to attract more immigrants to fill their labor shortages, because the
participating provinces are considered to have a small population.
At present, no information of how the Rural and Northern Immigration
Pilot Program exactly works is given. However, details of
community's application for joining the program demonstrated on the official
website shows the necessity of community endorsement. Therefore, it can be
inferred that the application requirements and procedures of this program may
be similar to those of AIPP. In other words, the applicants need to meet
certain requirements of language proficiency as well as professional skill, and
they should also get job offers from companies of the participating communities.
What's more, as this is a federal program instead of provincial nominee
program, the overall processing time will be shorter.
The application of community will be
closed on March 1st, 2019. No more details of the Rural and Northern
Immigration Pilot Program are expected to
be released in the short term.
The eligibility requirements of community are
Among them, there
are two important points should be emphasized:
Firstly, only the communities
with a population of 50,000 or less and located at least 75 km away from the
core of a Census Metropolitan Area, or those whose population is smaller than
200,000 and considered remote from other larger cities can apply;
Secondly, only the communities of Alberta,
British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario,
Saskatchewan and Yukon are under consideration.
For further details of other Canada skilled
worker programs, please read the following:
British Columbia PNP: https://www.globevisa.com/bcpnp.html
Canadian Experience Class (CEC): https://www.globevisa.com/caexperience.html
Federal Skilled Trades Program: https://www.globevisa.com/federalskilledtrades.html
Federal Skilled Worker Program: https://www.globevisa.com/canadafsw.html
International Student Immigration Program:
SINP: Employment Offer: https://www.globevisa.com/saskskilledworkeroffer.html
Quebec Skilled Worker Program: https://www.globevisa.com/qswp.html
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