January 24, 2019 – Canada has launched a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to help bring new skilled worker immigrants to smaller communities.

The five-year federal immigration pilot is designed to boost smaller communities with aging populations and labour shortages, which struggle to attract and retain new immigrants.

It is intended to build on the growing success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, an initiative aimed at establishing more young, skilled immigrants in the four Atlantic provinces.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will be open to all other Canadian provinces outside the Atlantic region, excluding Quebec, which manages its own economic immigration programs.

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