Are there countries which only allow new immigrants to settle outside of major cities?

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The Politicus
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As an example, a major criticism of the Canadian immigration strategy is that the vast majority of temporary residents (work and student visa holders) settle around Toronto or Vancouver, which drives out locals by pushing up the real estate prices:

Canada opens door to immigrants, adding fuel to hot housing market.
Immigrants tend to buy in large urban centres, like greater Toronto and Vancouver, where home prices are now above $1.12 million

One possible solution would thus be to ban new temporary residents from settling within Ontario or British Columbia and instead redirecting them to live in less populated provinces.

Are there countries which implement this immigration strategy in practice?

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