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Attracting Immigrants to Rural Areas of Canada

Attracting Immigrants to Rural Areas of Canada

Like to immigrate to Canada?

When you think of Canada what do you think of? It is highly likely to think of one of a major city such as Toronto or Vancouver. In Canada, we are multicultural and embrace that aspect of our country. Recently, it has become a recurring issue that many newcomers, when immigrating to Canada, decide to reside in the major cities of the country such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and/or Edmonton. This has become a major problem for the Canadian economy. In order to keep Canada’s economy growing, we need to distribute immigrants across the country evenly so that we have more young adults. Canada requires young people in its economy because our current economy is growing but also at the same time aging. Due to this conflict, more and more immigrants’ mindsets are focused and set on living in one particular popular urban city in Canada. Many of these immigrants are blind sighted towards the more rural parts that Canada has to offer. In the long run, having foreign immigrants reside in only major cities will be very crucial for our country.

Why you should move to Rural Areas of Canada

In order to solve this problem, many rural cities have established ways of possibly changing this trend. One rural city in particular, Morden (in Manitoba) is using the MCDII method to attract foreign immigrants to their small town of 9,000 people. MCDII is the connotation for Morden community Driven Immigration Initiative. The Morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative is, likewise its name, an initiative/movement in attracting newcomers to their small town. In order to make sure the newcomers remain in Morden, they have to meet specific requirements when choosing to reside there. Some of the requirements to reside in Morden include that the immigrating individual(s) must have at least a one year full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the previous 10 years as a skilled worker or they must qualify for an arranged employment in Canada with a Labour Market Impact Assessment. A Labour Market Impact Assessment, also known in short for LMIA, is an application that an eligible employer has to complete if they want/need to hire a foreign employee/worker. The possible employee is required to pass a minimum requirement of the capability to speak one of Canada's official languages, English or French. An LMIA is quite pricey, but if completed correctly and successfully, it will be completely worth it in the end.

Statistics Canada shows that the population of a city very close to Morden grew 3,000 in population which shows and proves that the MCDII is working successfully. More small rural locations are now opting to do something similar in order to attract immigrants to their area.

So if you are looking to immigrate to Canada then consider living in Canada’s rural areas as Canada needs immigrants to improve the economic situation of other provinces and help increase the growth in those provinces. To determine if you are eligible to apply under one of Canada’s

provinces then contact Akrami & Associates.

Contact Akrami & Associates

Contact Akrami & Associates or visit our website so that we can assist you with your immigration needs. As you may already know, by reading this article, there are many more places within Canada in which you can reside besides all the major cities that immigrants usually reside in. At Akrami & Associates we will help assist you in finding the perfect living destination for you and your family. With immigrating to a new country, there is a lot of forms you need to fill out and providing supporting documents to compete the application. In order for you to legally live in Canada you have to complete those documents carefully and pay your applicable government fees. If you choose to hire Akrami & Associates, we have a legal team of experienced and skilled associates and representatives that will make you immigration journey as easy as can be. Akrami & Associates have worked on over 10,000 cases, so you can hire us with confidence of completing your case with a successful outcome. Remember, no matter how big or how small your case may be, with Akrami and Associates there is always a way!

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