Know About RNIP – Rural Canada Pathway For PR!

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Last Updated On 13 March 2023, 9:07 AM EDT (Toronto Time)


The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot often known as RNIP, is a community-driven project that aims to extend the advantages of economic immigration to Canada’s comparably smaller towns.

Additionally, the RNIP provides a pathway to permanent residency in Canada for qualified foreign workers who want to work and live in any of the 11 member towns.

The RNIP involves 11 communities from five Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Eligibility criteria for applying to RNIP
  • Have at least one year of continuous job experience full time or part-time equivalent to a minimum of 1,560 hours in the previous three years. “OR” Have graduated from a publicly financed postsecondary school in the relevant community.
  • Minimum language requirement:
    1. CLB/NCLC 6 – TEER 0 and 1 (NOC 0 and A)
    2. CLB/NCLC 5 – TEER 2 and 3 (NOC B)
    3. NCLC/CLB 4 – TEER 4 and 5 (NOC C or D)
  • Education – at least equivalent to Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent of education credential assessment (ECA) done from outside Canada.
  • Must have enough money to support your family as Settlement Funds or be currently working in one of the community.
  • Have a job offer in one of the participating 11 communities. Click here to find jobs in these communities.
  • Have a strong desire to live in the community if given permanent residency in Canada.
  • Meet community specific requirements. Click here for link to official websites of participating communities.

Recommendation from a certain community: You must obtain a referral from one of the pilot communities.

They choose someone to recommend depending on a variety of factors.

  • Intention to reside in the neighbourhood
  • Employment offer within the community and the community’s economic demands
  • Your professional experience and skill-set
  • Your links to the neighborhood
  • More information will be accessible when communities are ready to begin recruiting and endorsing candidates.
Experience at work
  • The job must be full-timeThis means mean you work at least 30 paid hours per week
  • Also it should be be non-seasonal meaning you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year
  • Moreover, your employment should be permanent meaning without any set end date
  • The wage must meet or exceed the Job Bankโ€™s minimum wage for your job offerโ€™s National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  • Your experience must show that you can perform the duties of the job offered
Job offer at hand

Furthermore, you must have have a legitimate job offer from participating communities. Also, this job offer should meet the following requirements.

  • The job must be full-time meaning it requires work for at least 30 paid hours per week
  • The job must be non-seasonal meaning you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year
  • Your employment is permanent without any set end date
  • The wage must meet or exceed the Job Bankโ€™s minimum wage for your NOC
  • Your experience must show that you can perform the duties of the job offered
How To Find Jobs In RNIP Communities?

You can visit the following participating communities official website and search for more details on RNIP as well as for available jobs.

CommunityCommunity website
North Bay, ONhttps://northbayrnip.ca/
Sudbury, ONhttps://investsudbury.ca/why-sudbury/move-to-sudbury/rnip/
Timmins, ONwww.timminsedc.com
Sault Ste. Marie, ONwww.welcometossm.com
Thunder Bay, ONhttps://gotothunderbay.ca/
Brandon, MBwww.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com
Altona/Rhineland, MBwww.seedrgpa.com
Moose Jaw, SKhttps://www.moosejawrnip.ca/
Claresholm, ABwww.claresholm.ca
Vernon, BChttps://rnip-vernon-northok.ca/
West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BChttps://wk-rnip.ca/

Click here for more information on how to get community designation and apply for permanent residency.


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