Hussen unveils plan to attract, retain skilled immigrants in rural and remote regions
The Liberal government is launching a new pilot program aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada’s rural and northern communities that are grappling with labour gaps due to a youth exodus and aging populations.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement today in Sudbury, Ont., as a way to support economic development in small and remote communities that face labour market shortages.
The majority of newcomers settle in big cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver under existing federal economic immigration programs.
And all of them will end up in urban centres in short order. I didn’t vote to be replaced, did you?