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11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

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11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

The pilot is designed to help smaller rural and remote communities attract foreign workers of various skill levels and provide them with permanent residence.

Canada’s rural communities employ over four million Canadians and account for almost 30 per cent of the national GDP, according to figures provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The 11 communities named on June 14 are located in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Ontario

  • Thunder Bay
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Sudbury
  • Timmins
  • North Bay

Manitoba

  • Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee
  • Brandon

Saskatchewan

  • Moose Jaw

Alberta

  • Claresholm

British Columbia

  • West Kootenay
  • Vernon

The communities selected could be in a position to begin identifying immigration candidates as early as this fall and those selected are expected to begin arriving in Canada 2020.

article credit cicnews.com

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