The pilot will assess potential applicants who best fit these communities’ economic needs, have a genuine employment opportunity that matches their community requirements, and want to stay in the community. They also recommend candidates for permanent residence and connect newcomers with settlement services and training opportunities.
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You can apply for permanent residency under this pilot, if
- You meet IRCC eligibility requirements and Community-specific requirements
- You find a job in the participating community
- You submit your application to the community when you have a job offer
- You apply for permanent residency in case the community recommends you
Who can apply for this plan?
You must have all IRCC eligibility requirements to be eligible for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program. The required items are as follows:
- Having work experience or graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution. Your work experience must be at least 1,560 hours of continuous work experience in the past three years. Your work experience can be as follows:
- Part-time and full-time
- The hours can be calculated from more than one occupation.
- The hours can be inside or outside of Canada (Working legally if its inside Canada).
If you have more than one occupation, your work experience must meet the following skill level requirement in TEERs:
TEER 0 or 1 job offer your work experience must be in TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3. TEER 2 or 3 job offer your work experience must be in TEER 1, 2, 3 or 4. TEER 4 job offer your work experience must be in TEER 2, 3 or 4. TEER 5 job offer your work experience must be in the same 5 digit NOC code.
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- The hours must be more than 12 months period
- Your experience can be inside or outside Canada
Note: Self-employed, volunteering, or unpaid works must not be counted for your work experience.
If you are a full-time international student and graduated from a post-secondary program of at least two years, received your degree 18 months before your application, and were in the community for at least 16 months within the last 24 months. In that case, you do not need work experience as a Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.
The master’s degree or higher is the same as above:
If you were a full-time student, got your degree 18 months before your application, and were in the community during your education, you do not need work experience.
- Having ability in English or French for communication. Your language score must conform to the TEER category you apply for. The minimum language score for each category must be as follows:
- TEER 0 and 1: CLB/NCLC 6
TEER 2 and 3: CLB/NCLC 5
TEER 4 and 5: CLB/NCLC 4
- You must meet educational requirements (diploma, post-secondary certificate, or ECA report). Note that your ECA report must be less than five years old when receiving your application.
- Show that you are affordable for supporting yourself and your family when you get to Canada. Read more
- Want to live in the rural area
To find a rural and Northern Immigration Pilot job, you must have a potential job offer. Each community will have its conditions and a process of searching job; you must have all the requirements.
Job offer requirements for Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
- It must be full time, and you work at least 30 hours weekly
- You must have regularly scheduled paid employment
- Your employment must be permanent
- Your salary must at least meet the Job Bank’s minimum wage.
- You must be experienced and professional
- Your work location must be in the community
- And finally, you must meet community-specific requirements
Here is a list of communities taking part in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot:
Community Community website North Bay, ON https://northbayrnip.ca/ Sudbury, ON https://investsudbury.ca/why-sudbury/move-to-sudbury/rnip/ Timmins, ON www.timminsedc.com Sault Ste. Marie, ON www.welcometossm.com Thunder Bay, ON https://gotothunderbay.ca/ Brandon, MB www.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com Altona/Rhineland, MB www.seedrgpa.com Moose Jaw, SK https://www.moosejawrnip.ca/ Claresholm, AB www.claresholm.ca Vernon, BC https://rnip-vernon-northok.ca/ West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC https://wk-rnip.ca/
Our Last words on Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
In this part, we discussed the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. Thank you for your attention, dear applicants. We hope that our information has been interesting enough for you. Let us know how we can improve your immigration.
If you want to check other immigration plans, you can read our articles on Agri-food Pilot, Self-Employed Persons Program, Family Sponsorship, Refugee, Atlantic Immigration Plan, and last but not least, Express Entry.
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Last Update: 2023-06-15