Most immigrants to Canada are focused on moving to big cities such as Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
But while applicants are crowding to apply for these big cities, many do not realize the opportunity that rural provinces offer.
Small towns like Morden in the Province of Manitoba are often on the lookout for potential immigrants that they can welcome to their community.
In fact, the latter has established its own Morden Immigration Initiative in partnership with the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
This is in order to attract immigrants who can fill their labor market demand.
The good news is that some of the occupations included in the list are those not included in the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Therefore, those who are qualified in the federal program have a chance at making it to Canada via Morden’s initiative.
Below are the occupations included in the initiative:
Factory sewing machine operators
To qualify for the initiative, candidates must meet the following qualifications:
* They should be between 21 and 45 years of age.
* They should have at least 1 year of post-secondary education or training, for which they received a diploma, certificate, or degree.
* They should have at least two years of full-time work experience during the past five years.
* They should have passed a General IELTS test with a minimum score of 5 in each band.
* They should have no friends, relatives, previous employment or education and other connection to other parts of Canada.
* They should have a genuine intention to settle and the ability to economically establish themselves in Morden.
* They should have sufficient settlement funds as required by the MPNP ($10,000 for the Principal Applicant and $2,000 for each dependent).
Applicants who have experience living in a rural area in their home country will be prioritized.
Those who will be chosen as potential immigrants will be invited for an exploratory visit (applicants will shoulder the cost), during which the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program interview will be conducted.
The applicant can also start looking for a job during the visit and interact with the locals.
Morden is a small community with around 9000 residents. It is located north of the US border, about 112 km from Winnipeg.
It has a very low unemployment rate, only around 3%. It is also designated as the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2008.