RERU Immigration

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program, you must meet all of these requirements. do you want it?

  • Receive a recommendation from a designated community economic development organization
  • Have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution with qualified work experience or recommended community
  • Have a qualified job offer
  • Meet or exceed minimum language requirements
  • Meet or exceed educational needs
  • Prove that you have enough money to support your change in the community
  • Intention to live in the community

Work experience

You need 1 year of continuous work experience (at least 1,560 hours) in the last 3 years.

To calculate your work experience hours

  • Calculate hours worked in part-time and full-time jobs
    •     Hours must be in 1 business, but they can be with different employers
    •     Hours must be over at least 12 months
    •     These working hours may be within or outside Canada
    •     If you worked in Canada, you must be a temporary resident with authorization to work in Canada
  • Do not count the hours for which you were not paid; Voluntary or unpaid internships do not count
  • Don’t Count the Hours When You Were Self-Employed

Your work experience should include

  • Adequate number of core duties and all essential duties listed in your National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • Activities listed in the key statement of your NOC

You can see what duties are involved by searching for your job title on the NOC web page.

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