Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

During 2020 the Claresholm Economic Development Committee will recommend up to 20-people and their families to become permanent residents of Claresholm, Alberta, Canada.

Government of Canada Update: On March 16, 2020, the Prime Minister announced travel restriction measures that will restrict air travel to Canadians, permanent residents and families of Canadians to protect Canada from the outbreak of COVID-19. Workers, students and approved permanent residents who haven’t landed should not travel yet. Only Canadian citizens, and permanent residents, and some foreign nationals travelling from the United States (US) who have been in the US for at least 14 days and are asymptomatic, are able to enter Canada by air at this time. 

Claresholm RNIP Update: Only candidates that are currently living and working in Claresholm will be considered at this time. The Claresholm RNIP will proceed when the Government of Canada removes travel restrictions. 

What is the Claresholm RNIP? Claresholm is one of eleven communities in Canada approved for the rural immigration pilot program, and is the only community to be selected in Alberta. The Claresholm RNIP will support economic development by attracting newcomers that are qualified to fill vacant, full-time, permanent jobs in Claresholm and within 25 km of Claresholm. 

Employers that wish to fill full-time permanent positions must meet a series of criteria, as well as demonstrate that the job offer is a genuine offer of employment in an occupation or an industry sector that is in demand in the community. For more information about how to participate as an employer, please visit: Info for Businesses.

Applicants that wish to live and work in Claresholm, must meet a series of federal criteria, must obtain an offer of employment from an approved employer, and must receive a community recommendation from the Claresholm Economic Development Committee. For more information on how to participate please visit: Info for Foreign Skilled Workers. 

The Claresholm Economic Development Committee has been approved under Government of Canada Ministerial Order to recommend immigrants for permanent residency for 3-years beginning January 2020.

  • All job opportunities must be available to Canadians first, at the same rate of pay and working conditions.
  • All job applications must go through the Claresholm RNIP Employment Portal
  • A maximum of 20-recommendations will be issued during 2020. This number will be reevaluated for 2021, 2022. 


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Please be patient, more than 9,000 profiles have been created in the first 5-weeks.

Please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada for more information regarding federal criteria and information.