Canada Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP)

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Through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the Government of Canada works with small and remote communities in Ontario, Western Canada and the three territories to attract and retain foreign workers.

Eligibility Requirements for candidates

In order to be considered for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP), potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a recommendation from one of the designated communities
  • Have one year of continuous work experience in the past three years (a minimum of 1,560 hours)

OR

have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community

  • Have a genuine job offer to work in one of the designated communities
  • Meet the language threshold for the NOC skill type/level of the job being offered
  • Have sufficient funds to settle and support themselves and their family in the community
  • Have an intention to live in the community

Community Recommendation

A community recommendation is based on the candidate’s:

  • intention to live in the designated community
  • job offer and the community’s economic needs
  • work experience and skills
  • ties to the community

Recommendations are made by a designated community economic development organization.

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