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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is Canada’s community-driven program, under which the small and remote communities invite immigrants as per their local job requirements, for promoting their community, retaining foreign workers, and local settlement services.

These 11 communities are;

  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Timmins, Ontario
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • Claresholm, Alberta
  • Vernon, British Columbia
  • West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia

Eligibility Requirements for Candidates Immigrating Through The RNIP

The immigrants who want to apply for RNIP must meet the below criteria:

Common Requirement: A candidate must fulfill the conditions cited by the federal authorities, and requirements declared by the community they want to settle in. For the same, they must have a recommendation from one of the communities, a valid job offer, a specific skill set, and work experience, among other factors. 

Work Experience: For applying through RNIP, a candidate is required to have experience of a minimum of one year in a paid job with duties cited in the National Occupational Classification (NOC). It can be in a job inside or outside Canada.

Valid Job Offer: A candidate must withhold a valid job offer for a permanent, full-time job in the participating communities. Their wage must meet the minimum wage standard as mentioned for NOC in the Canada Job Bank.

Language Requirements: A candidate’s proficiency in a language must be in sync with the NOC skill type/level for which they have a job offer. The Canadian Language Benchmark for NOC is as below

  • NOC 0 and A: Minimum language score needed is CLB 6.
  • NOC B: Minimum language score needed is CLB 5.
  • NOC C and D: Minimum language score needed is CLB 4.

Funds: Additionally, the immigrant must display sufficient funds to take care of themselves and their family after immigrating to Canada. For the same, they can use varied documents as proof of funds, such as bank account statements, and investment papers, amongst others.

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