Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot System
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot System
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    The Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot - A Guide

    The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is community-driven, which means that able to participate societies take the initiative to draw in new immigrants, compare them with open positions in the area, promote a welcoming neighborhood, and create connections between newcomers and developed members of the neighborhood as well as with local services for settling in.

    The Canadian government collaborates with small, isolated towns in Ontario, Western Canada, and the three territories to recruit and retain foreign employees through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.

    Participating in the pilot are the 11 communities listed below:

    • North Bay, Ontario
    • Sudbury, Ontario,
    • Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • Brandon, Manitoba
    • Timmins, Ontario
    • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
    • Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
    • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    • Claresholm, Alberta
    • Vernon, British Columbia
    • West Kootenay, B.C.

    The eligibility of the pilot consists of:

    • having a population of up to 200,000 and be deemed distant from other major cities OR have a population of 50,000 or fewer and be situated at least 75 km from the center of a Census Metropolitan Area
    • possess work prospects, 
    • a plan for economic development, and be situated in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Ontario,  or the Yukon.
    • have a strategy for economic growth; a community-based group that can oversee the pilot project;
    • possess or develop the ability to help incoming immigrants integrate into the community.
    • partnerships with regional or local groups that serve immigrants;
    • possibilities to develop connections between newcomers and seasoned community members, such as through networking or mentoring;
    • access to essential services like housing, healthcare, education, and transportation.

    How to Enter the Country through the RNIP

    Eligibility qualifications for candidates

    Potential applicants must fulfill the following federal requirements as well as those set forth by the participating community where they intend to settle in order to be eligible for the RNIP.

    Federal standards include:

    • have a recommendation from a community that has been identified
    • have completed at least 1,560 hours of continuous employment over the course of the last three years, or
    • possess a degree from a post-secondary institution in the local community that was sponsored by public funds.
    • possess a legitimate offer of employment in one of the approved localities
    • meet the language requirement for the NOC job’s level/skill requirements
    • have enough money to settle down and sustain their family in the community
    • aspire to settle in the neighborhood
    • Community endorsement

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      Based on the following, the community will propose the candidate:

      • job offer, desire to settle in the targeted neighborhood, 
      • and the economic requirements of the community
      • talents and employment history relationships to the community

      Experience at Work

      Candidates that qualify must possess:

      • At least 1,560 hours (one year) of earned job experience accrued over the previous three years; the experience must have been obtained in one profession, but different companies may have been involved.
      • You can either gain the work experience inside or outside of Canada.
      • regardless of employment gaps, the three years prior to the application can be used to accrue the work experience.
      • Experience working for yourself is ineligible
      • Applicants should have completed the lead statement’s tasks in addition to the majority of the primary responsibilities and all of the key responsibilities stated in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) for their profession.

      Please be aware that foreign students who are graduate students may be excluded from the work experience requirement:

      • from a full-time master’s program or above, 
      • or from a post-secondary program that lasted at least two years.


      Candidates should possess:

      • a high school diploma from Canada or its international equivalent;
      • A report from an authorized body known as an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) must attest to the equivalent status of diplomas received outside of Canada.
      • When applying, the ECA report must be no older than five years.

      The following qualifications must be met in order for graduates of a post-secondary program in the area that is proposing them to be excluded from the job experience necessity:

        • a two-year post-secondary degree, diploma, certificate, trade training, or internship; and were enrolled full-time for the whole two-year period.
        • received the certification within 18 months of submitting an application for permanent residency, 
        • and spent at least 16 months of the previous 24 years of education in the area.

      Job Opportunity

      1. A legitimate full-time, stable offer of employment in one of the participating communities must be presented by prospective candidates. 
      2. The pay must be at least as much as the minimum wage indicated in the Canada Job Bank for that NOC, 
      3. And the candidates’ prior experience must show that they are capable of carrying out the job’s responsibilities.

      A real job offer, according to the Canadian government, is one that:

      1. Must satisfy the employer’s requirements.
      2. The company must be engaged in the line of work for which the contract has been made and must be capable of carrying out the conditions of the offer.

      Language prerequisites

      Depending on the NOC skill type or level that pertains to the candidate’s job offer, the minimal language need is determined.

      The following are the prerequisites for each NOC skill category and level. Canadian Language Benchmark is referred to as “CLB.”

        • NOC 0 and A: A minimum CLB 6 in the language is necessary.
        • NOC B: A CLB 5 in language proficiency is necessary.
        • NOC C and D: A CLB 4 in language proficiency is necessary.


      Applicants should show they have the financial resources necessary to maintain themselves and their families if they immigrate to Canada. They cannot borrow money from anyone; they must have these resources on hand.

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