Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

Vernon, British Columbia is one of 11 communities in Canada participating in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program. The program was designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to communities outside of the larger metropolitan areas of the country.

The program provides communities with the opportunity to work directly with employers along with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to create a permanent residency opportunity to attract skilled workers to the region. Applicants must meet community specific eligibility, federal selection criteria and have a full-time permanent job with a local employer.  

Community Futures North Okanagan is leading this program. For more information and details on the program, please visit the official Vernon RNIP website at:

For eligible job postings: