Foreign Skilled Workers
Claresholm, Alberta, accepting immigration applications through Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
The Town of Claresholm is the only municipality in Alberta that can recommend immigrants for permanent residence.Claresholm, Alberta, opened applications for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on February 11.Located an hour and a half drive south of Calgary, the town of Claresholm will recommend up to 20 immigrants and their families for permanent residence in 2020.
The western-Canadian town is the latest community to open its doors to immigration candidates. The five communities now accepting applications through the pilot include:
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Vernon, B.C.
- Claresholm, Alberta
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is designed to support communities facing labour shortages by connecting employers with skilled immigrants.
Candidates are required to have an eligible job offer for a full-time permanent position in one of the participating communities.