Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) was presented to attract skilled immigrants to the rural and poorer districts of the country. The 5-year program has now started accepting requests in three of its eleven participating societies.

To welcome over 1 million newcomers in the upcoming years, Canada is well-recognized for receiving high numbers of immigrants. However, most newcomers continue to reside in the most known cities like Toronto and Montreal. 

The management introduced the RNIP so that Canada’s rural and northern societies could have an equal chance to integrate and hire skilled workers to satisfy current labour markets.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for this stream, you must follow these requirements for applying quickly.

Work experience

Candidates will require 1 year of consecutive work practice in the previous 3 years.

The work practice must include the following two points.

  • Most of the primary services and all the necessary duties are listed in the NOC.
  • The activities are scheduled in the lead statement of your NOC.

You must confirm you have enough funds to assist any family members you may have, even if they are not proceeding to Canada with you.

Language Proficiency

The candidate must satisfy the minimum language conditions based on the NOC level that applies to the business offer in the community. The community might be CLB or NCLC.

The candidate must obtain a minimum of CLB/NCLC 6 language ability. These decisions must be less than 2 years old from the date of application.

Educational Requirements

The candidate should have one of the following:

  • A Canadian secondary school diploma, or
  • A Canadian post-secondary certification, diploma, or
  • An ECA report from a nominated organization or expert body confirms that you completed an international credential equal to a Canadian secondary school. 

Your ECA paper must be less than 5 years old.

With these conditions met, the final result will be a full-time job and Canadian permanent residency status for candidates and their close relationships in one of the participating societies.

Participating Communities

The communities participating in the pilot are:

  • North Bay, ON
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Timmins, ON
  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Brandon, MB
  • Altona/Rhineland, MB
  • Moose Jaw, SK
  • Claresholm, AB
  • Vernon, BC
  • West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC

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