The Benefits of Moving to Canada's Rural Provinces

The Benefits of Moving to Canada's Rural Provinces

OCT 1, 2021

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KAYLA PETERS

Canada can be considered a dream destination for many people around the world. The country offers foreign nationals many opportunities such as career growth, a high standard of living and a great education for all. What most do not know is that they do not only have the choice of the busy provinces but also the rural ones.

Discover the benefits of moving to Canada’s rural provinces and enjoy the many perks living in Canada has to offer.

Reason to Move to Rural Provinces in Canada

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1. More job opportunities

Canada is constantly looking for foreign skilled workers because of the low birth rates and early retirement of Canadians. Many foreigners choose to immigrate to the urban cities which leaves a great gap in rural communities.

However, it does also mean that individuals looking to move to the rural areas will have more options and opportunities than those who move to urban areas.

2. Less competition for jobs

As not many people are moving to these provinces when an individual applies for a certain job the competition is considerably lower than in the bigger provinces. This means that the success rate is increased significantly. It could be considered a little easier to get a job in Canada if looking in rural areas.

3. Higher salaries

Since the jobs are in demand and there are not any permanent residents or Canadians to fill the position, the Canadian employers tend to pay higher salaries. This is so that the provinces are able to successfully close the labour gaps.

4. Affordable cost of living

Properties in rural areas can often be purchased at a lower cost than in urban areas. Community. As a country, Canada is known to be one of the most expensive countries in the world. There is, however, a considerable difference between the cost of living in urban areas and rural areas.

Urban Cost of Living in Canada
FeeAmount  
3 bedroom apartment$3,373.18  
Preschool or Kindergarten$1,692.25  
Monthly bus pass$156  
Milk, eggs and bread$10  
Rural Cost of Living in Canada
FeeAmount  
3 bedroom apartment$2,284.43  
Preschool or Kindergarten$1,238.04  
Monthly bus pass$109  
Milk, eggs and bread$8  

How to Immigrate to Rural Provinces of Canada

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There are several Canadian programs that enable foreign skilled workers to immigrate to Canada, more specifically the rural areas. These programs are Atlantic Immigration Pilot and Rural Northern. See if you qualify for any of these programs so that you can enjoy the benefits of moving to Canada’s rural provinces.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) provides a pathway for foreign skilled workers who want to become permanent residents in one of the four Atlantic provinces. The province partaking in this program are:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Prince Edward Island;
  • New Brunswick; and
  • Nova Scotia.

All applicants who want to apply via the AIP must first have a job offer from a Canadian employer in the above provinces. Another important requirement to adhere to is that all applicants need a copy of the employer’s Confirmation of Designation. Applicants will not be considered eligible for the program if the employer is not designated.

Programs available in the AIP program:

Atlantic International Graduate Program

  • This program is for individuals who have attained a qualification from a publicly funded institution in one of the Canadian Atlantic provinces;
  • You will need to have lived in the province for a minimum of 16 months in the two years before attaining your qualification;
  • You will have to take a language test, regardless of the language you completed your studies in; and
  • You must be able to prove you will be able to support yourself as well as any dependents that will be staying with you.

Atlantic High-Skilled Program

  • To apply for this program, you must have at least one year of experience working in management, professional or skilled job;
  • You must have a foreign degree or diploma equal to a Canadian credential, for which you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report done;
  • You will need to take an approved language test to prove you are proficient enough in English or French to live and work in Canada; and
  • You need to have proof of funds that meet the minimum required amount to support yourself as well as any dependents regardless of whether they are joining you in Canada or not.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

  • To apply for this program, you must have at least one year's experience working in a position that requires a high school education or job-specific training;
  • You must have a high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential, for which you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA report);
  • You will need to take an approved language test to prove you are proficient enough in English or French to live and work in Canada; and
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  • You need to have proof of funds that meet the minimum required amount to support yourself as well as any dependents regardless of whether they are joining you in Canada or not.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), launched in2019, is designed to build up the smaller communities of Canada, especially in rural areas.

How does the RNIP work?

  1. Canadian employers who are participating in the program will have that the opportunity to post employment opportunities; and
  2. Foreign nationals will be able to apply for those jobs, if they are successful the participating communities can recommend them to the government for Canadian permanent residency.

The current participating communities are:

Living in Rural Provinces of Canada

Over six million of Canada’s population lives in rural areas. Foreign nationals will be able to enjoy the open spaces that seem to run for hundreds of miles as well as plenty of fresh air. There is also a great sense of community within the rural areas and that makes being a newcomer in Canada just that much easier.

Click on the link below and see if you are eligible to enjoy the benefits of moving to Canada’s rural provinces.

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