IRCC launches rural and francophone community immigration pilot project


IRCC launches rural and francophone community immigration pilot project

On March 6, Immigration and Refugee Canada (IRCC) officially announced that it will launch two new immigration pilot projects!
The two projects are the Immigration Program for Rural Communities (RCIP) and Francophone Communities across Canada (FCIP). It is expected to be officially implemented in the fall of 2024!

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The launch of this new pilot program aims to attract and retain more foreign workers with professional skills to settle in rural and French-speaking communities and inject new vitality into local economic development.

As of December 31, 2023, 4,595 new immigrants have obtained permanent residence through the RNIP, effectively alleviating labor shortages in these areas in key industries such as healthcare, accommodation and food services, retail, manufacturing, and technology services.

Due to the great success of RNIP, IRCC decided to include it in the permanent plan and launch new projects based on it to help more communities solve labor shortages and provide workers needed by local businesses.
After the launch of the Rural Community Immigration Pilot Project (RCIP), IRCC will work with more communities to help more candidates settle in the vast rural communities.


In addition to the Rural Community Immigration Pilot Project, another high-profile project is the Francophone Community Immigration Pilot Project (FCIP)
It will serve as a key part of Canada’s policy to increase the number of French-speaking immigrants. The project will focus on the number of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec and breathe new life into Canada’s French-speaking community.

The launch of these two new projects undoubtedly reveals to us the priority direction of Canadian immigration in the future: remote areas and French-speaking talents. Even if new projects are not considered, each provincial nomination program also has bonus points for remote areas and French-speaking talents. If a person has English and French bilingual skills (CLB4 or above) and has 1 year of work experience in remote areas of BC, he can get a total of 35 bonus points. point!

In the context of increasingly difficult immigration in popular areas such as Ontario and British Columbia, it may be a wise move to consider changing directions and focusing on these areas with great potential.

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