Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: Find a Community
The community application process is now closed.
The deadline for communities to apply to participate in the pilot was March 11, 2019. We’re no longer accepting applications.
As a candidate, you need to find a job with an employer in 1 of the participating communities.
If a community endorses you and you’re successful in applying for permanent residence, you’ll then move there to work and live.
The communities participating in the pilot are:
- North Bay, ON
- Sudbury, ON
- Timmins, ON
- Sault St. Marie, ON
- Thunder Bay, ON
- Brandon, MB
- Rhineland/Plum Coulee /Gretna/Altona, MB
- Moose Jaw, SK
- Claresholm, AB
- Vernon, BC
- West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC
We’ll be working with these communities to help them recruit candidates later this year.
Participating Communities had to meet specific application criteria – archived.
How to apply to a community
Details on how to apply to a community will be available later in 2019.
For now, you can research the different communities and find out more about them.
What you can expect from a community
This pilot is community-driven, meaning the communities will:
- promote the pilot and their community to prospective candidates
- identify job opportunities in the local economy and work to match applicants to jobs
- assess prospective candidates who:
- best fit the economic needs of the community
- have a genuine employment opportunity
- have the intention of staying in the community
- recommend candidates for permanent residence to IRCC for a final decision
- provide a welcoming community for immigrants
- connect immigrants to established members of the community and settlement services
- report on the results of the pilot
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