Canada Eases Eligibility Requirements For Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot

Rural And Northern Immigration Pilot

The immigration minister of Canada, i.e. Marco Mendicino recently made two announcements regarding the changes to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on December 14.

Candidates now don’t need to have assembled for work experience for a more extended period of time. Now Canada will start to consider the work experience requirement to see if it was fulfilled within the three years before the application. One year of eligible work experience is still required for the program; having a break in employment does not mean that you will not be eligible for the program. This criterion applies only to those candidates who already applied for the pilot and to those applicants who will be applying in the future.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are additionally giving RNIP applicants who are waiting for their decision regarding the application of permanent residence looking to apply for the work permit without being penalized due to the delay in processing. These temporary measures are applied only for those individuals who are getting delays in their application procedure during the time of the pandemic.

Even after all these changes, applying candidates still required to fulfil the RNIP admissibility and program criteria with regard to getting immigrated to Canada through the pilot program.

RNIP permits several rural centers to provide a way to permanent residency, especially for skilled workers. The communities participating are required to set up their eligibility criteria as per their local labor market needs.

Mendicino proclaimed, “The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, and many other pilots are helping out to get the workers we need to places like Sault Ste. Marie, exactly where we require them. And he said that we would continue to work to make sure that the merits of immigration are perceived in the cities and towns all over the country.

There are in total 11 rural communities who are currently taking part in the pilot program that includes:

  • North Bay, Ontario;
  • Sudbury, Ontario;
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario;
  • Timmins, Ontario;
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario;
  • Brandon, Manitoba;
  • Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba;
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan;
  • Claresholm, Alberta;
  • Vernon, British Columbia; and
  • West Kootenay, British Columbia.

After the start of new measures, IRCC makes the announcement for the first permanent residents that were accepted under the RNIP. Alexander Nangpukin Likilasua and Brilla Mercy Kunjumon are presently working as a licensed practical nurses Sault Ste. Marie.

Mendicino mentioned in the media release that Newcomers had played a significant role in our hospitals and in our long-term health care homes during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. They have also reported practically for one out of four of Canada’s practical nurses like Alexander and Brilla and one out of three of our family doctors and pharmacists.

Greater than 40 percent of the newcomers that arrived in Canada between the year 2011 and 2016 who were appointed in the health care sector have been employed in the nursing, residential care facilities, and in the home health-care facilities.

Maryam Monsef Canada’s minister for women, gender equality, and rural economic development proclaimed that the recovery from the effect of the coronavirus pandemic would enhance the competition only for the diverse talent. The improvement to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will build occupations in rural Canada and react concerning what we heard from employers from our rural economic development strategy.”

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