The Right Move for Canadian Immigrants
Provincial Nominee Programs:
The Canadian government implemented new programs that work closely with assisting immigrants in their move to rural communities. There are two new programs launched by the federal government. The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (2019) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program (2017). Both programs are operational. Additionally, There is a new program coming into effect called the Municipal Nominee Program, a minimum of 5,000 spaces are being opened up for this program and the launch date is in the near future.
The Rural and Norther Immigration Pilot program Requirements:
- Have require qualifying work experience minimum 1 year of continues work experience or graduated from a two year post-secondary program from the community
- Meet the minimum language requirements
- Proof of sufficient financial support
- Show your intention to live in the community
- Community specific requirements must be met. Click here for more information
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Requirements:
- Have a degree or diploma froma publicly funded institution in an Atlantic province
- Applicant must live in Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the last two years
- Meet minimum language requirement test
- Show sufficient funds to support you and your family
Advantages of Immigration to Rural Canada
Each Canadian province has a variety of Provincial Nominee Programs to immigrate to rural areas. The Canadian government wants skilled workers to immigrate to rural areas to assist with the Canadian economy. There are many advantages for newly immigrated people who want to move to a rural area. For example: they allow for comfortable living, strong community values, and many job opportunities. These advantages allow you to build strong roots in Canada.
Comfortable Rural Living:
Comfortable living includes affordable housing, shorter daily commutes, and access to an extensive variety of outdoor amenities like recreational parks, hiking, beaches and more. Compared to most Canadian cities, rural Canada offers this at a fraction of the cost.
Renting properties in big cities is expensive. The price of a one bed room apartment in cities such as: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa, averaging between $1,400 up to $2,350. Way above the cost of living in rural areas. For example, the price for a one bed room apartment in cities such as Brandon, Manitoba, Vernon, British Columbia and Sudbury, Ontario, range from $650 to $1,250. Rural living can save you more then three times the amount of rent you might pay in a larger city. Click here for more information.
Finally, rural areas are more compact than larger cities, which means their commute times to work, extracurricular activities, grocery stores and school are shorter. In Toronto, a person commuting to work spends, on average, 39 minutes. However, in Sudbury commuting to work takes, on average, 20 minutes. Cutting your daily commute in half. Rural living allows you to spend more time with your family, exercising or relaxing, which improves your mental and physical health. Please click here for more information.
Lower Rates of Unemployment & High Demand of Skilled Workers
Many smaller cities have lower rates of unemployment than big cities. According to Statistics Canada, major core cities unemployment rates average 5.7%, while rural area’s unemployment rate average 4.8%. Additionally, in rural Canada there is high demand for skilled workers to come join the Canadian workforce. Skilled workers can use Provincial Nominee Programs such as AIP and RNIP, to apply for express entry if they qualify.
Furthermore, if you have any questions regarding the provincial Nominee program, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program Contact Carolina Fridman Law Office to book a consultation and further your understanding of the benefits of immigrating to a Rural Municipality within Canada.