Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

During 2020, with the advantage of the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) the Claresholm Economic Development Committee will recommend up to 20-people and their families to become permanent residents of Claresholm, Alberta, Canada.

UPDATE February 14, 2020: The Claresholm RNIP Portal is now live, applicants can create a profile, however there are zero (0) job postings at this time. We apologize for this delay, and are working through employer requirements as quickly as possible. 


The Town of Claresholm is located in Southern Alberta, and for the purposes of this pilot includes Stavely, Granum, and parts of the MD of Willow Creek. Claresholm is one of eleven communities in Canada approved for the program, and the only community in Alberta. The RNIP will support economic development by attracting residents that are qualified to fill vacant, full-time jobs within 25 km of Claresholm. Applicants will have to meet a series of federal criteria, employer criteria, and community criteria before being considered for recommendation to Claresholm. The Claresholm Economic Development Committee has been approved under Government of Canada Ministerial Order to recommend immigrants for permanent residency, using the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, for the next 3-years beginning January 2020.

The Town of Claresholm will be using Claresholm RNIP Portal, (a candidate recruitment and tracking software) to manage the RNIP applicants. The Claresholm RNIP Portal will allow potential candidates to create a profile, upload their resume, cover letter, and supporting documents. Once a candidate has created a profile, he or she can apply for jobs that will be posted on the Claresholm RNIP Employment Portal. 

  • All job opportunities are available to locals first, locals should apply in-person only
  • All immigrant applications must go through the Claresholm RNIP Employment Portal
  • A maximum of 20-recommendations will be issued during the first year of the 3-year program


The Claresholm RNIP Employment Portal is now Open; Jobs will be posted Friday February 21, 2020.

You will be required to upload proof of education, proof English, proof of work experience.

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