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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot promoted to international students

In early 2019, the Canadian government rolled out the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program to the public. Canada’s immigration policies are constantly changing, and Ontario’s international student immigration stream is still on pause. In addition, the international student immigration stream in BC requires a lot of points to qualify. This has caused a lot of disappointment and stress for several international students who hope to stay in Canada after graduation. The RNIP is currently preparing to accept applications and is a new way to immigrate for international students. Through RNIP, students do not have to accumulate a minimum amount of work experience to qualify for immigration. This project is also being advertised in selected colleges in Canadore College, Laurentian University, Cambrian College, Sault Ste. Marie Algoma University, Sault College, Lakehead University, Confederation College, Assiniboine Community College, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and Vernon Okanagan College. According to RNIP requirements, the student must have lived in the region for at least more than 16 months in the past two years. They must also have completed up to two years of full-time studies and obtained a corresponding degree to qualify for the project. This pilot is set to run for three years. #RNIP, #rural_immigration, #international_students

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