Two Communities in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Now Accepting Applications

November 19, 2019
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot of Canada has opened up for applications. After becoming fully operational, this Pilot will permit employers belonging to eleven participating communities of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta in the recruitment of eligible overseas workers. 

Two Communities in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Now Accepting Applications

An Easy Process

Such Candidates that are recommended by the participating communities can apply to IRCC to get permanent residence in Canada.

These websites are dedicated to the pilot and came online on November 15 in:

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba

Altona/Rhineland and Sault Ste. Marie are at present accepting applications from such candidates who have the eligible offer of real, permanent and full-time, employment from one of the local employers.

Currently Thunder Bay is accepting inquiries from employers interested in participating in the pilot and the approved employers can post job vacancies on its website from December 1st, 2019.

Thunder Bay will accept applications of candidates from Jan 2nd, 2020.

The websites for other participating communities will come up soon, based on the statement of IRCC.

Application Process

The initial step of the immigration process in the RNIP is obtaining the eligible job offer issued by the approved employer of a participating community.

Also such Candidates who have the eligible job offer apply for the community recommendation which if approved, leads to submitting the application to get the PR in Canada from IRCC.

Each community has specific recommendations to make each year. An IRCC spokesperson stated that approximately totally 100 principal applicants accompanied by their family members will be allowed in a participating community, and the figures will vary in communities.

The strength of permanent residents arriving in Canada depends on the requirements of the communities. Totally, the pilot can approve 2,750 principal applicants plus their families annually.

Norms of Eligibility

• Candidates have to meet federal and community requirements. There will be the use of a unique system based on points.
Candidates intending to apply to Sault Ste. Marie, need obtaining a score based on these requirements:

• Job offer in 22 priority occupations (any one) 

• Two years work experience in the occupation

• The age range of an applicant must be between 18 to 47 years,

• One year full-time work experience in Sault Ste. Marie

• One year of studies (post-secondary) in Sault Ste. Marie

• If the applicant is a resident of Sault Ste. Marie Personal ties for establishing members of the community

• Immediate family members that are citizens or permanent residents of Canada (parents, sibling or children)

• Extended family members like the grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces or nephews, friends or a representatives of established community organization being a citizen or permanent resident of the country, 

Additional Requirements

• They need to visit to Sault Ste. Marie five nights in the last three years including meetings with two employers 

• Genuine knowledge and interest in an activity (recreation, culture, or lifestyle) in Sault Ste. Marie

• Also the Candidates that have a spouse or partner receive points in these:

• They must have a valid job offer in a priority occupation or two years full-time, as well as continuous experience to work in a major occupation

• They must have a CLB 5 in each category of listening, writing, oral and reading, 

• The score of an applicant will determine his/her likelihood to contribute to emerging needs of the economy, and build a strong 
connection with the community and also enjoy the unique lifestyle and culture 


All the interested candidates must create/register the online profile using its platform operated called SEED.

This allows users in searching job postings and subsequent applying users are allowed uploading the CV, SEED has reported that 2,000 profiles were created so far, IRCC defines that a real job offer meets the needs of active employers in the business, besides fulfilling the offer terms, and complying with relevant laws and rules. We bring all the trending news and reports and you can contact us for additional information.

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