Rural and Northern
With the rural and northern immigration pilot, the government of Canada works with small and remote communities in Ontario, western Canada and the three provinces to attract and save foreign workers.
RNIP is a community-driven program in which participating communities take the lead in attracting new immigrants and matching them with local job vacancies.
The following eleven communities are participating in the pilot:
- Timmins, Ontario
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- Claresholm, Alberta
- Vernon, British Columbia
- Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
- North Bay, Ontario
- Sudbury, Ontario
- West Kootenay
Have one year of constant working experience in the past 3 years.
Have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary organization in the recommending community.
Have a proper job offer to work in one of the designated communities.
Meet the language requirement for the NOC skill level of the job being offered.
Have enough funds to settle and support their family in the community.
Have to meet community specific criteria
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot?
When Was This Program Launched?
How Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Works?
What Are The Communities Program Requirements To Apply?
What Was The Reason For Launching This Program?
Do This Pilot Program Accept Applications From Rural And Northern Areas?
What Are The Eligibility Requirements For This Program?
Which Communities Can Participate In The Program?
Timmins, Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Brandon, Manitoba, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Claresholm, Alberta
Vernon, British Columbia, Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba, North Bay, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario, and West Kootenay.
- Eligible candidates should have a minimum of one year of paid work experience in the last three years.
- The work experience should be in one occupation but could be with different employers and could be obtained inside or outside Canada.
- The work experience could be accumulated during the three years preceding the application, regardless of employment breaks.
- A candidate should have a Canadian high school diploma.
- Diplomas obtained outside Canada should have their equivalency confirmed by an ECA report from a designated institution.
- The ECA – Educational Credential Assessment should be less than five years old at the time of application.
- Candidates should have a genuine, and full-time job offer in one of the participating communities.
- The salary should meet the wage listed for that NOC in the Canada job bank.
- The applicant’s former experience should show that they can very well perform the duties of the job offered.
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