Canada Rural and Northern Immigration pilot

Application Fee:

 

Start from: $1,080

Processing Time:

 

24-48 Months

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The Canada rural and northern immigration pilot programme is designed for small Canadian towns with populations ranging from 50,000 to 200,000 people.

These small villages are situated a long way from the major cities, often more than 75 kilometers away.

Minor communities’ profit from this initiative because it provides international skilled workers who will help them develop and thrive. It has the potential to make a significant contribution to the community’s economic growth and development. This could also provide foreign staff with work experience and residency benefits.

If the overseas skilled workers want to work and live in the community they represent, they may become permanent residents of Canada if the participating minor community recommends them.

Follow the instructions closely to be qualified for the programme. Note that different cultures have different educational, ability, and work experience requirements and eligibility criteria.

Who is it for?

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a grassroots initiative. Its goal is to spread the economic benefits of immigration to smaller communities by establishing a path to permanent residence for qualified foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities.

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How to qualify?

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

  • have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution        in the recommending community
  • meet or exceed the language requirements

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The process

There are 4 steps to applying for permanent residence under this pilot.

  • Check that you meet both
  • IRCC eligibility requirements and the community-specific requirements.
  • Find an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities.
  • Once you have a job offer, submit your application for recommendation to the community.
  • If a community recommends you, apply for permanent residence.

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The documents needed

Checklist

  • Document Checklist
  • Use your checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.
  • Place the checklist on top, as a cover to your application package.

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Government fees

Fees$CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)825
Include a dependent child225(per child)

If you or your family need to give biometrics, pay your biometrics fees at the same time you pay your other fees. Pay all fees using the same payment method.

Fees$CAN
Biometrics – per person85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

170

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Additional information

Each community will also have its own

  • additional eligibility requirements
  • job search process
  • community recommendation application process

This information will be available on its website.

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