Launched in 2019, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a part of the Immigration Pilot Program. It is a common initiative to encourage economic growth in the small and remote communities of Canada. This program is designed to welcome foreign skilled workers to one of the participating 11 communities:
West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia
Being a community-driven immigration program, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) includes the participating communities that take the charge:
Canada is a country known for welcoming high numbers of immigrants every year. However, under the current immigration system, a large number of new immigrants choose to live in major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The RNIP aims to alter this by enabling smaller communities to attract newcomers and support their settlement.
For a community to be considered under this pilot program, must:
To be able to apply under the RNIP, the potential candidate must meet the following requirements set out by both the federal as well as participating community’s authorities:
As per the Federal authorities, the applicant must:
Every candidate applying under the RNIP program must have completed a minimum level of education. This credential should be equivalent to a Canadian High School Diploma. The applicants having international education must submit an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) along with their application.
As the title suggests, the candidate must have a valid job offer from an employer located in one of the participating communities. For a job offer to be valid, it must:
Interested candidates can find jobs on the official websites of the participating communities.
The language requirement is outlined based on the NOC skill type/level that refers to the applicant’s job offer.
Below are the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) required:
Below is the table demonstrating the amount of funds required by the candidates to support themselves and their families in the recommended community.
Number of family members
(including those you support who aren’t immigrating with you)
For each additional member $2,450add it in a column
Candidates who have applied for Permanent Residency under RNIP and have received acknowledgment may also be eligible to apply for work permit. Their spouse/common law partner may also be eligible to apply for a Spousal open work permit.
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