The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a program driven by smaller communities in the country which aims to extend the profits of immigration to smaller communities. The RNIP will also create pathways for Permanent Residence for skilled foreign workers who wish to live and work in the 11 participating communities in the program.
Once the Pilot comes into effect, employers from eleven communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will be able to hire skilled foreign workers.
Which communities are participating in the RNIP?
The communities that are participating in the RNIP are:
- Vernon, British Columbia: Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
- West Kootenay (Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Rossland): Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
- Thunder Bay, Ontario: Pilot commences from 2nd January 2020
- North Bay, Ontario: Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Accepting applications
- Timmins, Ontario: Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
- Claresholm, Alberta: Pilot to commence from January 2020
- Sudbury, Ontario: Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
- Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee, Manitoba: Accepting applications
- Brandon, Manitoba: Pilot commences from 1st December 2019
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: Details of the pilot are yet to be announced
How to apply for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program?
Here are the steps to apply under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program:
- Step 1: Check if you are eligible. You have to meet the eligibility criteria of both IRCC and the community that you are applying to.
- Step 2: Obtain a valid offer of employment from an employer in any of the communities participating in the program
- Step 3: On obtaining the offer of employment, you have to submit an application for recommendation from the concerned community
You will also need to submit the necessary documents when doing so. You will need to submit copies of the documents at the time of applying. The originals may be needed when applying for Canadian Permanent Residence.
- Step 4: When you receive recommendation from a participating community, you become eligible to apply for Canadian PR
Some facts about the RNIP
- There are 2,750 PR Visa places (primary applicants and their families)available under the RNIP
- Every participating community will have their own eligibility requirements as well as the application process
- Further information regarding the pilot will be available on the websites of the participating communities
- The pilot will commence at different times for different communities
- Applicants under the RNIP must be able to prove that they have a valid job offer. They should also meet other eligibility requirements
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