Canada has announced yet another Community of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program to start accepting applications for Permanent Residence!
Not long ago, Canada has announced across the globe that it will be accepting 1 Million new immigrants over the next 3 years (2021 to 2023). This news brought so much excitement to all of those who are looking to live and work permanently in the land of the milk and honey.
As you may know, Canada introduced the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program (RNIP) in November 2019 and since then, communities have started welcoming new immigrants. The very first community to start accepting applications under the RNIP is Sault Ste. Marie which is located in the upper region of Ontario. This was followed by Sudbury, Claresholm, Thunderbay, Brandon, Altona/Rhineland etc. and just now excitement rushed in when another community was announced to accept new immigrants. Can you guess what this community is? Save that answer as we reveal it later in this page.
Now, as a newcomer, what can you expect from a community? Well, the pilot is community-driven, meaning the communities will: assess prospective candidates who is a best fit for the economic needs of these community; have a genuine employment opportunity that meets their community requirements; have intention of staying in the community and a lot more. To find out more, watch the video on the lower part of this page. The community also recommend candidate for permanent residence to IRCC for a final decision and connect newcomers with settlement services and mentoring opportunities with established members of the community.
The next thing you might wanna know is, "am I eligible to apply under this pathway"? Exactly what we will be discussing next.
To be eligible for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program, you will have to meet all of the Federal eligibility requirements. You must:
1. Have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the recommending community.
2. Meet the english requirements
3. Meet the educational requirements
4. Support yourself (and your family) by providing any of the listed proof of funds document.
5. Have the desire to live in the community
6. Meet the requirements specific to the community. Each community has its own requirement so it is better to check each of the communities.
To find out the rest of the requirements, feel free to watch the video below. I have mentioned the New Community to start accepting immigrants in the video so check it out.