According to the IRCC’s most recent data, there were ten times as many new permanent residents this year than the previous one who settled in RNIP-designated Canadian communities.

The RNIP is a five-year community-driven pilot program designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration 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.

In 2020, Canada welcomed 50 new permanent residents through the program. In 2021, 555 immigrants became permanent residents through the RNIP. In the first quarter of this year, 625 new permanent residents settled in small communities through the RNIP. This program was introduced after the massive success of the Atlantic Immigration Program.

Requirements to qualify for the RNIP:

● Have at least 1 year of continuous work experience amounting to at least 1,560 hours in the last 36 months.

● Should score at least 6 points on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English for occupations under NOC 0 and A. For jobs under NOC B, 5 points on the CLB are mandatory.

● Meet the requirements set by the participating community and state an intent to reside and work in that respective community.

● Possess a Canadian equivalent Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or PhD

● Possess a valid full-time, permanent job offer from the respective community.

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