Claresholm, Alberta, accepting immigration applications through Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Shelby Thevenot
Published: February 12, 2020

Claresholm, Alberta, opened applications for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) on February 11.

Located an hour and a half drive south of Calgary, the town of Claresholm will recommend up to 20 immigrants and their families for permanent residence in 2020.

The western-Canadian town is the latest community to open its doors to immigration candidates. The five communities now accepting applications through the pilot include:

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is designed to support communities facing labour shortages by connecting employers with skilled immigrants.

Candidates are required to have an eligible job offer for a full-time permanent position in one of the participating communities.

Find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs

Out of the 11 communities involved in the program, six have yet to start accepting applications:

  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Timmins, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), British Columbia

Immigrating to Claresholm via the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

All candidates interested in applying for a recommendation through the RNIP must first meet the federal government’s eligibility requirements. They need at least one year of eligible work experience, meet language requirements, education requirements, as well as prove that they have enough funds to support themselves among other requirements.

After determining that they meet federal criteria, candidates may then create a profile on the Claresholm RINP Portal. Candidates may then apply for the jobs listed in the portal and are allowed to have up to three active applications at a time, but may withdraw at any time if a better opportunity arises. It is strongly recommended that candidates only apply for positions that align with their education and experience.

Once candidates receive a job offer, the Town of Claresholm may recommend that they become permanent residents. They will still need to apply for a work permit while their application is being processed.

Find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs

© 2020 CIC News All Rights Reserved

Share this article
Share your voice
Did you find this article helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Did you find this article helpful?
Please provide a response
Thank you for your helpful feedback
Please contact us if you would like to share additional feedback, have a question, or would like Canadian immigration assistance.
  • Do you need Canadian immigration assistance? Contact the Contact Cohen Immigration Law firm by completing our form
  • Send us your feedback or your non-legal assistance questions by emailing us at media@canadavisa.com
Related articles
Study finds more newcomers are considering moving to escape housing costs
Typical homes in Canada
British Columbia and Manitoba invite PNP candidates in latest draws
BC and Manitoba have invited candidates in latest PNP draws.
Alberta launching new AAIP pathway for law enforcement professionals
Alberta is launching a PNP stream for law enforcement professionals
16 interesting facts about Canada to celebrate Canada Day
A Canadian flag blows majestically in the wind.
Top Stories
IRCC’s update on its plan to attract global talent
IRCC invites 1,800 candidates in third Express Entry draw this week
Finding your first job as an international graduate in Canada 
Join our free newsletter. Get Canada's top immigration stories delivered to your inbox.
Subscribe
More in Work
Finding your first job as an international graduate in Canada 
candidate's waiting for a job interview in an office.
Six frequently asked questions about Canadian work permits
A group of working professionals, in an office building.
Why IRCC may refuse your application for a post-graduation work permit
Female entrepreneur working using laptop looking at camera.
Am I eligible for a Bridging Open Work Permit?
A Family of four enjoying golden leaves in autumn park
Link copied to clipboard