Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program, which is a community-driven program designed to attract skilled foreign workers to smaller communities in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the three territories.

What is Rural and northern Immigration Pilot?

The Rural and Northern Migration Program is a community-based program. The program is designed to extend the benefits of economic migration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities.

About the process

There are four steps to applying for permanent residency under this program.

• You must ensure that you meet both the general requirements of the IRCC and the specific requirements of the region.
• Find a qualified job with an employer in one of the participating communities.
• When you have a job offer, you send your application to the community for advice.
• If that community chooses you, then you apply for permanent residence.
Each community has its requirements.

What you can expect from a community:
The program is community-oriented, meaning that communities evaluate potential candidates that best fit the community’s economic needs.
Candidates for permanent residency are then nominated to the Immigration Office for a final decision. Finally, newcomers are introduced to accommodation service groups and other institutions.

Current Participating Communities:

North Bay, ON

Sudbury, ON

Timmins, ON

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Thunder Bay, ON

Brandon, MB

Altoona /Rhineland, MB

Moose Jaw, SK

Claresholm, AB

Vernon, BC

West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC

Application Fees

# Application Type Fee ( Canadian Dollars)
1 Main Applicant
Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
2 Spouse or partner
Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
3 Dependent child 225
4 Biometrics – per person 85
5 Biometrics – per group (2 or more) 170

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