December 17, 2019 – The city of Brandon in the province of Manitoba has launched its Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program to fill the labor shortages in 11 smaller communities to create a path for permanent residence.
The city of Brandon is the third community to begin immigration application through the RNIP program following the city of Sault Ste. Marie and fellow Manitoba community, and Altona/Rhineland.
The Rural and Northern immigration Pilot has a launch to connect foreign workers and employers who are facing labor shortages in 11 smaller communities. These smaller communities are selected for job opportunities and to allow new immigrants and temporary foreign workers already in Canada to work and settle.
The candidates must hold an eligible and permanent employment offer from one of the 11 communities. The candidates who receive a community recommendation through the RNIP program will be allowed for the Canadian permanent residence.
Following are the list of 11 communities participating in pilot:
- North Bay, Ontario
- Sudbury, Ontario
- Timmins, Ontario
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
- Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
- Claresholm, Alberta
- Vernon, British Columbia
- West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia