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Posted on November 30 2019

Is it easy to migrate to Canada in 2020?

By  Editor
Updated April 03 2023
 Is it easy to migrate to Canada in 2020

Canada immigration features prominently in the routine enquiries that an immigration consultant gets in any given day in almost every prominent city of India.

With welcoming immigration policies that are a stark contrast to the stance of the neighbouring U.S., Canada has probably never been as attractive for immigration as it has become in the recent past.

Canada’s immigration targets, both for the future as well as the recent past, are as below:

Year Immigrants
2021 350,000
2020 341,000
2019 330,800
2018 310,000
2017 300,000

With over a million newcomers to be welcomed between 2019 to 2021, now is probably the best time to look for certified Canada immigration consultants.

With the elections being held recently, and Trudeau re-elected, there has been much speculation as to the future path that Canada’s immigration policy can be expected to take.

On November 20, Canada got a new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Taking over from Ahmed Hussen, Marco Mendicino is to be the new Immigration Minister of Canada and will be responsible for overseeing promises made by the Liberals including the further expansion of the immigration targets.

Himself a descendant of Italian immigrants, Mendicino will have to address various issues such as:

  • Raising the levels of immigration
  • Waiving off the citizenship fees
  • Creating a Municipal nominee Program
  • Making the Atlantic Immigration Pilot a permanent program

As the newly elected government is a minority, opposition votes will also matter more this time around.

Buoyed up by the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Canada has come up with a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot as well.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP):

For addressing the acute labour shortage in Canada, especially in the regional areas, Canada has launched a Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) that will open up new pathways for immigrants to settle down in Canada.

When an overseas-born immigrant decides to take the RNIP route to Canada, the immigrant will be able to settle down in any of the 11 communities taking part in the Pilot.

Community Province Details of Pilot
Vernon British Columbia To be announced
West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia To be announced
Thunder Bay Ontario From January 2, 2020.
North Bay Ontario To be announced
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Accepting applications.
Timmins Ontario To be announced
Claresholm Alberta From January 2020
Sudbury Ontario To be announced
Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee Manitoba Accepting applications.
Brandon Manitoba From December 1
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan To be announced

While Brandon will be accepting RNIP applications from December 1, 2019; Claresholm will accept applications from January 2020.

About 2,750 principal applicants (with their families) can be approved for PR under RNIP.

Owing to the positive response received, there are also plans for converting the Atlantic Immigration Pilot into a permanent program.

The Liberals have also proposed a Municipal Nominee Program wherein “local communities, chambers of commerce, and local labour councils” can directly sponsor new immigrants.

A minimum of 5,000 spaces in a year are expected to be available under the Municipal Nominee Program.:

When taken together – the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, and the proposed Municipal Nominee Program – will make it much easier for migrants to get their Canada PR in 2020.

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If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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