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Posted on April 19 2023

You can apply for Canada PR through RNIP after August 2024

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By  Editor
Updated May 10 2023

Highlights: Apply for Canada PR through RNIP after August 2024

  • RNIP to become a permanent immigration program by August 2024.
  • RNIP was introduced five years ago and became a huge success.
  • In January 2023 alone, 510 new permanent residents were welcomed through this program.
  • The minimum language proficiency needed to apply for the pilot depends upon the job classifications under the NOC system.

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RNIP to become a permanent immigration program by August 2024

Recently, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced that the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) to become a permanent immigration program or can also continue in some form after August 2024.

The minister also said that the RNIP program has been a huge success. RNIP was introduced five years ago through which skilled immigrants were recruited to work in smaller communities with labor shortages and aging populations.

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Number of PRs through RNIP

Last year, through RNIP, Canada welcomed 1,360 new permanent residents. And in January 2023 alone, 510 new permanent residents were welcomed through this program.

If the current pace continues throughout the remaining 2023, 6,120 immigrants will arrive through RNIP by the end of the year.

Language Requirements for the RNIP

The minimum language proficiency needed to apply for the pilot depends upon the job classifications under the National Occupational Classification system. Also, they must hold a foreign diploma with an accredited Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report, equivalent to a Canadian high school diploma.

The proficiency in the language can be proved through the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) standards. For each NOC category, the minimum language requirements are:

  • TEER 0 and 1: CLB/NCLC 6
  • TEER 2 and 3: CLB/NCLC 5
  • TEER 4 and 5: CLB/NCLC 4

Settlement Fund requirements for RNIP

Under RNIP, applicants must prove they possess a certain amount of money to meet their and their family members' expenses after settling in the community. Candidates must mention the number of family members who are not in Canada.

Number of family members Funds needed
1 $2,290
2 $2,851
3 $3,505
4 $4,256
5 $4,827
6 $5,444
7 $6,062
For each additional family member $618

 

 

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