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Immigration to rural and remote areas โ€“ CHANGES and current status!

Immigration to rural and remote areas โ€“ CHANGES and current status!


๐Ÿš€ Important news for those planning to obtain permanent residency in Canada! The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) will now become a permanent program! Canada's Immigration Minister Marc Miller confirmed that this successful project will continue beyond 2024 and will be expanded with new communities.

๐Ÿ“… The program actively attracts skilled workers to rural and northern regions, facilitating permanent residency. The list of participating communities includes places like North Bay and Sudbury in Ontario, Brandon in Manitoba, and others.

๐ŸŒ What do you need to know about RNIP?

The program is designed for highly skilled workers who want to settle in one of the participating communities.

Family members of these workers also get the right to an open work permit, allowing them to freely work in Canada.

An important requirement is having a job offer from an approved employer within the project.

Here is a list of participating communities and their current status:

North Bay, Ontario: The program is accepting applications for 37 specialties.

Sudbury, Ontario: The program has reserved 51 places for French-speaking candidates.

Timmins, Ontario: Accepting applications, but has reached the limit for some specialties.

Brandon, Manitoba: Has opened intake for the food service sector, and itโ€™s the only program where you can apply in person at the office on specific dates.

Altona and Rhineland, Manitoba: Accepting applications for various positions in manufacturing and agriculture.

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: The quota has been reached, but additional application intake periods will be open until June 23, 2024.

West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia: Accepting applications from candidates who have lived in the region for more than 6 months.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: Applications not accepted after March 8, 2024.

Thunder Bay, Ontario: Closed for new applications, approvals will be sent via email.

Vernon, British Columbia: Application intake temporarily suspended.

Claresholm, Alberta: Updated information is unavailable, contact via email at

๐Ÿ“† Important dates: This temporary program will end on August 31, 2024. Communities must provide recommendations by July 31, and candidates must submit their permanent residency application by August 31.

๐Ÿ“ˆ The program will become permanent and aimed at stimulating economic growth in sparsely populated regions, offering a unique opportunity for immigrants to become part of Canadian society.

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