Announced on June 14, 2019 in a News Release, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP] is an initiative by the Canadian government wherein 11 rural and northern communities have been chosen to participate in the new Pilot that involves inviting newcomers to “make these communities their forever homes”.
The RNIP Process Map:
Canada permanent residence through the RNIP
The RNIP creates a pathway to Canada PR for skilled foreign workers with the intention of working and living in any of the 11 communities that are a part of the Pilot.
A basic 4-step process for applying for Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP]
|STEP 1: Meeting eligibility requirements that are –
|STEP 2: Finding an eligible job with an employer in a participating community|
|STEP 3: Once a job offer has been secured, submission of an application for a recommendation to the community|
|STEP 4: If community recommendation received, applying for Canada permanent residence|
While the IRCC eligibility criteria for the RNIP is general and similarly applicable to all under the Pilot, each of the participating communities has their own individual requirements that have to be fulfilled as well.
A total of 11 communities from 5 Canadian provinces – Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba – are participating in the RNIP.
Of these, 9 have started accepting applications for the RNIP.
Communities participating in the RNIP are:
|Moose Jaw||Saskatchewan||To be launched|
|North Bay||Ontario||To be launched|
|Sault Ste. Marie||Ontario||Accepting applications|
|Thunder Bay||Ontario||Accepting applications|
|Vernon||British Columbia||Accepting applications|
|West Kootenay||British Columbia||Accepting applications|
Accounting for almost 30% of the national GDP, rural communities employ more than 4 million Canadians.
Removing the barriers to economic development along with the promotion of growth in local communities across the country is a priority for the Canadian Government.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is expected to support the economic development of these communities through testing new community-driven approaches for addressing their diverse labour market requirements.
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