Mr. Jason Kenney (ex immigration minister of Canada) advised the immigration teams to increase the power of immigration to support its rural communities. With such a policy, a big economic change can be seen in a positive manner as well as the country’s growth & development will become effectively faster.
His suggestions end up with a good strategy around two topics,
- Rural Renewal Program
- Rural Entrepreneurial Stream
Mr. Kenney also added that the change can lead to transmitting a supportive 10,000 new permanent residents to Alberta’s rural communities annually. By the end of 2024, he assured that 40,000 permanent residents will be legally invited if given a chance to serve the province instead of the current ruling New Democratic Party.
Mr. Jason Kenney said the purpose of the initiative is;
- To termination large backlogs
- To speed up processing times
- To proactively attract talented newcomers from overseas,
- To welcome job-creating entrepreneurs to the rural areas
- To encourage settlement in rural Alberta that requires population the most
In the explanation above steps, he described that the plan can be operated via Alberta’s Immigrant Nominee Program & applicants with the interest of settling in Alberta’s small rural communities will get priority. Employers will also get a chance to recruit and nominate their preferred applicants, either from people already living in the country under temporary work permits or applicants from overseas.