RURAL AND NORTHERN PROGRAM
Easier to become permanent resident in small communities
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.
WHAT'S THE PROCEDURE?
There are 4 steps to applying for permanent residence under this pilot.
1- Check that you meet both:
IRCC eligibility requirements
The community-specific requirements.
2- Find an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities.
3- Once you have a job offer, submit your application for recommendation to the community.
4- If a community recommends you, apply for permanent residence.
Each community will also have its own:
additional eligibility requirements
job search process
community recommendation application process