Vernon-North Okanagan in British Columbia is 1 of the 11 communities currently participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Program.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Program (RINP) was introduced in February 2020 to help small and remote communities across Canada attract foreign workers.
To qualify for this pilot, you are required to meet certain federal and community-level requirements.
How Has the Vernon-North Okanagan Community Improved the Requirements for Applicants to the RINP?
Vernon-North Okanagan community has eased some of the requirements to help local employers hire more foreign nationals through this pilot program.
Local employers can now hire foreign workers at a minimum permitted wage of $23 per hour, as opposed to $25 previously.
If you have been working or studying in the community for 6 months or more, you can receive 15 points instead of 10 on the Points Assessment Grid.