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About the process

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

  1. Check that you meet both

    1. IRCC eligibility requirements and

    2. 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

This information will be available on its website.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

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.