Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program is a community-driven program. It allows skilled workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities to apply for permanent residence and get a one-year work permit while the application is being processed. There are certain requirements that a candidate must meet to qualify under this program include. They must have one year of qualifying work experience in the past three years, and have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community. They need to meet the language requirement and meet the educational requirement. Also, they need to have enough funds to support the transition into the community and intend to live in the participating community. Another requirement is that they need to have a genuine job offer to work in one of the participating communities. There are also some community-specific requirements that one needs to meet. More communities will join the program soon. A definite advantage of this pilot program is that interested applicants can apply for jobs posted directly by communities on their web sites.
How can I participate in Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program?
I was weighting my options for relocating to Canada and this pilot program caught my attention. What are some benefits of this pilot program compared with other provincial nominee programs?