North Bay unveils RNIP immigration stream

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:00:27 +0000

Another Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) stream went live on October 21. North Bay, Ontario, is now the eleventh Canadian community to unveil the RNIP program criteria. There are twelve participating communities in the pilot. The only community that has not launched its program is Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. North Bay is a city of […]

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10 Ontario communities that have “Good Ideas” for immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:53 +0000

Success stories out of Ontario provide glimpses into how small communities can attract and retain newcomers. Immigrants tend to go to big Canadian cities, which creates a challenge for rural communities to fill their labour markets through immigration. The Immigrant Futures project offers ideas on how to attract and support newcomers in Canadian rural communities. […]

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Thunder Bay accepting immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 06:00:17 +0000

Applications are open for the Thunder Bay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. Thunder Bay, Ontario, is situated at the top of Lake Superior, one of the Great Lakes. A famous statue is on the outskirts of the city, commemorating Terry Fox, a Canadian icon who attempted to run across the country raising money for cancer […]

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There are jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:21:20 +0000

Over the past twenty years, Canada has sought to encourage more immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool it has used to pursue this goal has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP enables provinces and territories across the country to develop their own eligibility criteria for economic class immigrants and […]

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Why does Canada’s federal government launch economic class pilot programs?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 21:52:24 +0000

Since a 2012 reform to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Canada’s immigration minister has had the legal authority to introduce new economic class pilot programs to welcome immigrants that can help address economic and labour force priority areas across the country. Other than one exception, every new federal economic class program since that […]

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Launch of Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot delayed in several communities

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 21:31:45 +0000

Five of the 11 communities taking part in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) were set to begin accepting applications on January 1, but CIC News has learned that it will be at least another month before they actually start the intake process. The communities that were scheduled to start the pilot program on […]

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Canadian immigration in 2020: Expect a big year for provincial and regional immigration programs

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:39:35 +0000

Millions of new Canadians will arrive through Canada’s various immigration programs during the new decade and several expected policy updates will help to pave the way in 2020. Here’s a look at some of the notable developments that we can expect over the next 12 months both in Canada and beyond that could help shape […]

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Two Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot communities now accepting applications

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:15:28 +0000

Canada’s anticipated Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is finally opening to applications. Once fully operational, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) will allow employers in 11 participating communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia to recruit eligible foreign workers. Candidates who are recommended by a participating community will be able to apply […]

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Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:43 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]

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

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:44:53 +0000

The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take part in its new 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 […]

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