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RNIP (Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot)

RNIP (Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot)

RNIP (Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot)

The RNIP (Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot) focuses on developing the economy of smaller communities in rural areas. Successful applicants of the RNIP program can look forward to permanent residence if the community recommends it to the government.

Canada is attracting skilled immigrants to make up for its dwindling birth rates and labor shortage. Besides, there is an imbalance of immigrant population between urban provinces and rural communities.

The RNIP (Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot) aims to resolve these issues by attracting immigrants to the rural and northern communities. Experienced immigration professionals offer reliable guidance to individuals to benefit from the pilot program.

Highlights of RNIP

Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot offers immigrants a chance to work in pristine countryside and towns nestled in the breathtaking beauty of nature. Despite the rural background of these towns, there are impressive job openings in several sectors such as:

  • IT industry
  • Steel manufacturing sector
  • Healthcare sector
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Food processing industry
  • Construction sector

The applicants of permanent residence under the RNIP program are also eligible for a one-year work permit if they:

  • Have the participating community’s recommendation
  • Qualify for a work permit
  • Have a valid job offer
  • Hold the IRCC’s recommendation letter

The applicant can only work for an employer from a participating community that sends the job offer

RNIP- eligibility requirements

An individual who applies under the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot program must obtain a full-time job offer from an employer in the chosen community. The job offer must comply with a National Occupation Classification. The NOC should be relevant to the work experience of the applicant. The following are other requirements to become eligible for the RNIP program:

  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency
  • Education level
  • Admissibility
  • Intention to be part of the community
  • Proof of funds

Requirement of work experience 

The work experience must match the National Occupation Classification (NOC). The eligible work experience should include 12 months’ full-time or part-time job within or outside Canada. The internship experience or unpaid work hours does not count in the total work experience. International students are exempt from this eligibility requirement subject to the fulfillment of a few conditions of educational credentials mentioned below.

Language proficiency 

Foreign nationals must sit for a language test and achieve the Canadian Level Benchmark as necessary for each NOC category. The test attempts to determine language proficiency in English and French. One must apply for the RNIP program within a maximum of two years after passing the language test.

Educational qualifications 

An applicant of RNIP program must meet the following criteria for education:

  • An Education Credential Assessment (ECA). It must confirm the equivalence of the foreign qualification to a degree, diploma, or certification by a designated educational institution in Canada like a Canadian Secondary School or a Post-secondary Education Institution.
  • Diploma, degree, or certificate from a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Secondary high-school diploma from a Canadian high-school

Admissibility requirement

All immigration pathways require the applicant to be admissible in Canada, and the RNIP program is no exception to this rule. All applicants must prove admissibility on health and security grounds.

Community requirement criteria

Each participating community in the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot program has specific requirements. These are available on the relevant web portals of the rural communities. One should check these criteria to determine self eligibility. The applicant must strongly intend to become an integral part of the community to succeed in the RINP application.

Proof of funds 

Individual applicants coming to Canada for the first time through the RNIP pathway must demonstrate their ability to support themselves and family members. They must provide documentary proof to establish the availability of settlement funds.

Mail the application for the RNIP program after receiving a job offer from a designated employer from the selected community. Ensure that the application accompanies all crucial documents like language test results, educational certificates, and other qualifications.

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