Thank you for your interest in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot project.

Please review the information below. Follow the steps carefully.

For Community specific questions, please email  Ward Mercer at wardmercer@futuresbc.com. For other questions regarding the pilot, please go  to IRCC’s website.

The Employer Approval Process.  

 Click each step to see the full requirements and links to information. 
Make sure your business meets the federal eligibility requirements.
To see the requirements, click Federal Eligibility Requirements.
Check the Community Criteria link below to make sure your business is eligible for RNIP in Vernon  North Okanagan.

Community Criteria Requirements

Employers must do the required training.

To book your training session, send an email to Ward Mercer at wardmercer@futuresbc.com  

Sign your mandatory Employer Declaration and email it to the Community via email to wardmercer@futuresbc.com

Employer Declaration

Email job information, including job description, salary and one original job posting advertisement to wardmewardmercer@futuresbc.com.

RNIP staff will post eligible jobs that are recruiting candidate(s) on the RNIP Vernon – North Okanagan job board.

The RNIP job board will forward candidate applications to your business.

Conduct your normal hiring procedures.  

Complete and sign an “Offer of Employment Form”  (IMM 5894) for the candidate you want to hire.

Offer of Employment Form

Inform the  RNIP coordinator by email to  wardmercer@futuresbc.com  that you are referring a candidate for recommendation.

  • Tell the candidate to send their Offer of Employment Form to wardmercer@futuresbc.com and to complete their Profile on the RNIP system.
    • Help the candidate during this recommendation period and following a recommendation, with their Permanent Resident application through IRCC.
    • You must refer the newcomer to Vernon & District Immigrant and Community Services upon arrival. They will offer peer mentoring to help your new employee and their family settle.
    • You must comply with the required information-sharing arrangement with IRCC about the newcomer(s) to the Community.

These requirements are explained during the employers training session.

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Fraud and Mis-representation

Fraud and mis-representation are taken very seriously by the Community and by IRCC. Any applicant found to be mis-representing themselves or committing fraud will be banned from applying for recommendation for the duration of the pilot along with any associated parties.

Mis-representation and fraud can take many forms including but not limited to:

  • Submission of fraudulent documents
  • Accepting or offering money for a job offer
  • Intentionally misleading the Community

It is important to note the following:

  • All decisions made by the Community are final and are not subject to appeal.
  • Receiving a recommendation from the Community does not guarantee permanent residence; IRCC has sole authority to approve or refuse all applications for permanent residency.