The Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot is an immigration pilot program designed to bring skilled workers to Ontario’s rural communities. On November 5, 2020, the program announced that they had reached their quota for the year. Interested participants may still submit intake forms to be placed on a waitlist.
Three communities are participating in the new Ontario Regional Immigration pilot. The communities of Chatham-Kent, Cornwall and Belleville/Quinte West were selected based on their labour needs and the size of their populations.
This new Canadian immigration program is creating exciting new opportunities for potential immigrants looking for a way to make Ontario their new home. Ontario has stated that the program is intended to create “innovative approaches to bring highly skilled immigrants to smaller communities.”