Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section describes how to process applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Program through the paper-based application process.

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.

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