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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is Open to Accept New Applications

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is Open To Accept New Applications


Canada has made it s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot open to new applications and will now allow employers from 11 participating communities to recruit eligible skilled foreign workers. Those 11 communities are a part of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia province of Canada.

All the candidates who have got a recommendation letter from any one of the participating communities will become eligible to apply for Canada PR visa.

To take the process further, the government has also developed local websites that are solely dedicated to the submit and accept RNIP applications. These websites have gone online since November 15, 2019, in the below-mentioned communities:

  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Started accepting applications from those candidates who have a valid, full-time employment offer from any local employer
  • Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba: Started accepting applications from those candidates who have a valid, full-time employment offer from any local employer
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario: Presently, it accepts only local employers inquiries who wish to participate in the pilot. All the approved employers can post job vacancies from December 1, 2019. While, from January 2, 2020, Thunder Bay will start to accept applications from candidates as well.

Well, right now websites have been developed only for 3 communities. But, as per the IRCC, it is expected that functional websites will be developed soon for the remaining eight participating communities as well.


Application Process For Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

It is a step-by-step process, as explained below:

Step 1: If you have opted to immigrate through the RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot), then you must have an eligible employment offer from any approved employer of any participating community.

Step 2: Once you obtain an eligible offer, then you can apply for a community recommendation.

Step 3: After getting approval for a community recommendation, you have to submit your application to the IRCC for permanent residence of Canada.

Step 4:The community then review your application

According to a statement issued by Peter Liang, a spokesperson for IRCC, " an average of approximately 100 principal applicants and their immediate family members could be welcomed in each participating community, “but this will vary by community. The number of permanent residents coming to Canada through the pilot will depend on the needs of the participating communities and the number of newcomers they can welcome.” As a whole, the pilot can approve approximately 2,750 primary applicants and their family members for Canadian PR on an annual basis.

Check: Canada PNP Live Tracker

Eligibility Criteria For Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

You must meet the below listed federal and community requirements:

  • A full-time job offer in any one of 22 occupations (Priority)
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a particular occupation
  • Must age between 18 to 47 years
  • Minimum one year of work experience of working full-time
  • Minimum one post-secondary education
  • Must already be a resident of the particular community
  • Must have some personal ties like, immediate family members who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, extended family member or a friend or a representative from an established community

Please note,these requirements may vary from one community to another. In case you have a spouse or common-law partner, then you can get points for the below-mentioned scenarios:

  • If your spouse or common-law partner has a valid job offer or minimum 2 years of full-time work experience (in a priority occupation)
  • If your spouse or common-law partner has scored a CLB of 5 in each category including, writing, reading, speaking and listening.

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