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Posted on April 19 2023

You can apply for Canada PR through RNIP after August 2024

By Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Highlights: Canada PR Applications through RNIP to be accepted after August 2024

  • RNIP will be a permanent immigration program after August 2024.
  • RNIP was launched five years back and has been very successful.
  • Only in January 2023 the program welcomed 510 new permanent residents.
  • Language proficiency requirements will depend on job categories under the NOC system.
*Want to work in Canada? Check your eligibility in the Canada Skilled Immigration Points Calculator.

RNIP to become a permanent immigration program by August 2024

Sean Fraser, Canada's Minister of Immigration, recently shared that the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) could become a permanent immigration program or undergo modifications to continue beyond August 2024. Since its introduction five years ago, the RNIP has been a remarkable success in attracting skilled immigrants to address labor shortages and aging populations in smaller communities. *Searching for jobs in Canada? Avail Y-Axis job search services to find the right one.

Number of PRs through RNIP

The RNIP helped Canada gain 1,360 new permanent residents last year, with an additional 510 in January 2023. If this pace continues, Canada will welcome 6,120 immigrants through the RNIP program by the end of 2023.

Language Requirements for the RNIP

To be eligible for the pilot program, applicants must meet the minimum language proficiency requirements based on their job classification in the National Occupational Classification system. They must also possess a foreign diploma evaluated by Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report and deemed equivalent to a Canadian high school diploma. The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) standards can establish language proficiency. Depending on the NOC category, there are minimum language requirements outlined in these standards.
  • TEER 0 and 1: CLB/NCLC 6
  • TEER 2 and 3: CLB/NCLC 5
  • TEER 4 and 5: CLB/NCLC 4

Settlement Fund requirements for RNIP

RNIP requires applicants to demonstrate they have sufficient funds to support themselves and their dependents once they settle in the community. The applicants need to specify the number of family members who are not currently residing in Canada.
Number of family members Funds needed
1 $2,290
2 $2,851
3 $3,505
4 $4,256
5 $4,827
6 $5,444
7 $6,062
For each additional family member $618
Need step-by-step guidance to apply for Canada PR visa? Talk to Y-Axis, world’s No.1 Overseas Immigration Consultant. For recent Canada immigration updates, follow Y-Axis Canada Immigration News page.   Read more... IRCC welcomed 100,000+ new PRs in first two months of 2023 Express Entry rounds of invitations: 3500 ITAs issued with a CRS of 486 Canada’s $200 billion healthcare budget signals high demand for professionals


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