Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot update: Applications started
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot had been launched by the Government of Canada in order to drive more skilled newcomers to the country’s rural community and areas. The program was originally started in January 2019. This December, the program update states that the pilot will start receiving applications in Sudbury, Ontario.
Canada has a goal of accepting increasingly more immigrants each year reaching one million newcomers by 2021. At the end of the planned time, the country’s 1% population is expected to be formed by immigrants. In addition, let us note that the majority of newcomers prefer to settle in the largest and most well-known cities in Canada which mainly include Toronto, Vancouver and etc.
Therefore, in order to spread the benefits brought by highly skilled newcomers to Canada evenly and throughout the whole county, the government has launched RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot). The main goal of the program is to attract newcomers immigrating to Canada to the rural communities by giving them opportunities such as employment and as well as permanent residency.
Who is eligible for RNIP?
As the RNIP gets developed, Canada initially started accepting applications from interested communities located in western Quebec. As of today, the number of rural communities participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is 11. If an applicant becomes successful, the main applicants and as well as their family members will get nominated which entitles them with the right to live and work in the community on a permanent basis.
However, the first step in order to submit an application for the RNIP is to have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer in one of the eleven partaking communities. Please note that the description of the position offered must be a full-time, non-seasonal job offer.
In addition, the job offer which the candidate gets must be relevant to his or her work experience and be classified in the National Occupation Classification codes. Furthermore, along with securing a job offer from Canada, all applicants must also meet language requirements set by their NOC category, either in English or French and have graduated a high school that is equivalent to a Canadian Education Credential.
According to the recent update, Sudbury, Ontario has already started a plan to start accepting applications from candidates in December this year. Initially, 100 applicants and their families will be accepted. If you wish to get a permanent residency in Ontario, then you should apply through RNIP which includes 5 participating communities in the province.