Welcome and thank you for your interest in coming to Vernon. Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully. For all community-based questions, please direct them to Ward Mercer at For all other questions regarding the pilot, please go to IRCC’s website.

Application Process

1. Ensure that you meet the federal eligibility requirements
2. Ensure that you meet the Community Based Criteria
3. Find Full time employment in the Community
To apply for a job in the community:

Create Candidate Profile

You must have the RNIP Offer of Employment Form filled out and signed by your employer. It is your responsibility to upload this form as part of your application.

RNIP Offer of Employment Form

4. Complete the RNIP Application form

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5. Submit your application form

Submit the RNIP Application Form through your candidate profile to the Community, and all other necessary documentation including:

  • The completed IMM 5894 (Offer of Employment) form
  • Your language assessment results
  • Work experience documentation (reference letter, pay stubs, etc.)
  • Proof of funds (bank statements, documents from financial institutions) unless you qualify for the international graduate exemption
  • Educational assessment


6. Submit additional and supplementary information
  • Previous work experience in the community documents including pay stubs, professional references, business address and contact.
  • Documents proving residence in the community: house deed, lease agreement, bill payments, address.
  • If you have family in the community please supply their name, their address, how long they have lived here, and their relation to you.
  • If you have family accompanying you to Canada, please supply their name, age and relation to you.
  • If you are currently in Canada, please indicate the immediate family members you intend to add to your permanent resident application
  • If your spouse has work experience in the select industries, please supply their pay stubs, references, business address, and summary of duties performed.
  • If you have travelled to the community, please supply (if possible) previous itineraries, hotel bills, plane tickets, and any other information that can verify your travel to the community.
  • If you have a drivers licence, Canadian or foreign, please submit a copy of it with your application for recommendation.
  • If you have decided to use an authorized representative, submit the completed IMM 5476 Use of Representative Form.



Please consult and complete the Document Checklist and submit it along with the aforementioned documents.

Immigration Representatives

You may choose to use a representative to act on your behalf or to assist you with finding a qualifying job offer, completing your RNIP application for recommendation or completing your Permanent Resident application. There are different types of representatives: paid and unpaid and authorized and unauthorized. Representatives are authorized if they are:

  • lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec and
  • citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

The Community will not communicate with, or allow for, unauthorized representatives to assist with your RNIP application. If you use an unauthorized representative, in Canada or abroad, we may return your application or refuse it.

It is important to note that using a representative does not change how your application will be reviewed or whether it will be approved or rejected. All applications are handled the same regardless of whether a representative is used or not. Immigration representatives cannot guarantee Community Recommendation, Permanent Residence, or a more expedient processing of an application.

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.