Rural and Northern Immigration

Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot Program

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program is a community-driven program. The purpose of this program is to spread the benefits of economic immigration to growing smaller communities. The orientation is towards creating a path for permanent skilled foreign workers to work and reside in one of these participating communities. This program helps to increase the long term retention of skilled workers and newcomers in rural areas of Canada.

Following is the List of Participating Community in Rural and Northern Immigration Program:


Requirements for Rural and Northern Immigration program:

The following are the requirements for RNIP Program:

  1. Language Proficiency: Language proficiency requirement depends on the National Occupation Code(NOC) in which an applicant applies for a job offer in participating communities.
    • For NOC 0 And A – CLB 6 for English or NCLC 6 in French
    • For NOC B – CLB 5 for English and NCLC 5 for French
    • For NOC C and D – CLB 4 for English or NCLC 4 in French
  2. Education Credentials: ECA report from the designated organization showing that an individual has completed his/her foreign education that is equal to Canadian secondary education(high school). This means an individual is not required to hold a diploma or bachelor’s degree.
  3. Proof of Fund: Applicant must show that he/she has enough funds to support their family.
  4. Job Offer: As an applicant, you must have a full-time, non-seasonal, permanent, and genuine job offer from one of the participating communities. Also, the wage must meet or exceed the minimum wage. The applicant’s experience must show that she/he can perform the duties of the job offer.


Application for Community Recommendation:

Each community has its own recommendation process.  An applicant needs to apply for a community recommendation letter from the participating community’s website. Each participating community has a specific process of releasing recommendation letter on receiving the application for the letter of recommendation on their website.

Below are the Steps to Apply for the Rural and Northern Program:


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