What is The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
Under the current immigration system, the vast majority of new immigrants choose to live in major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
RNIP was launched to increase population in rural areas by identifying and selecting candidates for permanent residency and supporting their settlement
RNIP will create pathways to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers that wish to work and live in any one of the 11 communities participating in the Pilot.
The RNIP is in pilot phase and will presently be only accepting about 3000 applicants (with their families)
Each community has its own specific requirements for eligibility, job search process, as well as the application process for community recommendation – Details will be made available on the official websites of the communities.
The Pilot will launch at different times in each of the communities.
Ontario: Thunder Bay, Sault-Ste-Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay
Manitoba: Gretna-Rhineland-Altona-Plum Coulee & Brandon
Saskatchewan Moose Jaw
British Columbia: West Kootenay; Vernon ; These Communities,