The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot in Canada has been much anticipated for a while now. However, the good news is that they are finally open to accepting applications. Once the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is completely operational, it will give employers across different Canadian different provinces to recruit eligible foreign workers.
The employers have to belong to 11 participating communities in the provinces Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. The candidates who will then receive recommendations from a participating community will become eligible to apply for permanent residence in Canada. They will have to send in their applications to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) so that they can get evaluated.
The local websites for the pilot that initially came online on 15th November in the communities of Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), and Altona/Rhineland (Manitoba), among which the first two have opened up their application process. Sault Ste. Marie and Altona/Rhineland have begun to accept applications. The candidates must be able to produce a genuine full-time job offer. They should be able to show proof that a local employer is willing to offer them permanent employment in order to be taken into consideration.
Thunder Bay initially only began to accept inquiries from local employers who are willing to participate in the pilot. They stated that that the approved employers should be able to post their job vacancies on the website from 1st December 2019. Thunder Bay will then begin to accept candidate applications from 2nd January 2020.
According to the IRCC, the websites for the rest of the eight participating communities will soon be up. In order to begin the immigration process under the RNIP process, the first step should be to obtain an eligible job offer from one of the approved employers included in the participating communities.