For many years in a row, Canada has been ranked the top country to live in when it comes to quality of life. According to the 2019 Best Countries Report, Canada came on top based on health care, public education, safety, solid job market and politically stable landscape. Canada also came out on number two when it comes to citizenship, based on factors like human rights, the environment, gender equality and religious freedom. It was also third in best countries for women. The annual project, led by U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, evaluates “80 countries across a range of categories, from economic influence and military might to education and quality of life, to capture how nations are perceived on a global scale.”
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program
Provincial Nominee Programs, commonly known as PNP, are a popular way of immigrating to Canada as they increase the points needed to qualify for express entry program. Since most PNP programs have stringent requirements, many applicants are not able to secure a PNP nomination. To alleviate this issue, government of Canada has introduced a new program called Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot or RNIP. The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program. It’s 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.
Benefits of RNIP
• RNIP is aimed at fulfilling job opportunities in the small communities through newcomers, as finding work in big cities can become challenging for newcomers.
This pilot is community-driven, meaning the communities will assess prospective candidates who
o best fit the economic needs of these community
o have a genuine employment opportunity that meets their community requirements
o have the intention of staying in the community
• recommend candidates for permanent residence to IRCC for a final decision
• connect newcomers with settlement services and mentoring opportunities with established members of the community
List of current and future participating communities in RNIP are North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Altona/Rhineland, Moose Jaw, Claresholm, Vernon, West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), which are located across different provinces.
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
• meet or exceed the educational requirements
• prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
• intend to live in the community
• meet community-specific requirements
One can notice that the requirements are pretty stringent and need lot of careful preparation and guidance to be successful. This is where ABIC comes into picture as we have the right experience and knowledge to make you successful in securing a RNIP nomination. Any potential mistakes done in application process could lead to failure and disappointment. Contact us without any further delay to start your journey towards a bright and happy future in Canada.