RNIP Program (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program)

Overview of RNIP Program (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program)

The RNIP is an economic pilot program targeted to foreign nationals who have received a recommendation from a participating community and obtained a job offer within the same community’s boundaries; who meet minimum education, work experience, language proficiency, and settlement fund requirements; and who intend to reside in the recommending community.

Who can apply in RNIP Program?

To be eligible for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program, you must meet all IRCC eligibility requirements.

  1. You must have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  2. Meet or exceed the language requirements
  3. Meet or exceed the educational requirements
  4. Prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
  5. Intend to live in the community
  6. Meet community-specific requirements

If you meet all of the requirements, you can start to look for an eligible job in the community.


You need 1 year of continuous work experience (at least 1,560 hours) in the past 3 years.

Language Requirements:

The minimum language requirements for each NOC category are

  • NOC 0 and A: CLB/NCLC 6
  • NOC C and D: CLB/NCLC 4

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