The much-awaited Federal Government of Canada Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
Program takes off with a big bang! The first city to secure candidates to this program is Sault
Ste. Marie. His reaction to the approval, Mayor Christian Provenzano staid that “Securing the
first applicants in Canada approved for the program represents a tremendous demonstration of
this commitment, and a positive development for our community. “Earlier the city had received
75 completed applications for the RNIP. Applicants must meet the federal, community, and
employer eligibility requirements. I RNIP creates a pathway to Permanent Residence or skilled
foreign workers who wish to work and live in the participating communities. The two Candidates
who emerged successful in the program were graduates of Sault College who work in the
community as Licensed Practical Nurses. For more details please contact: Thompson
Immigration Consultants.

Canada announces details for opening of 2020 Parents and Grandparents

Further to its immigration objective and the government’s commitment to reuniting families. The
Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced
the opening of the 2020 parents and Grandparents program. Starting from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020, Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents will have the opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will select potential sponsors randomly.
The successful applicants will receive an invitation to apply for their parents and grandparents under the program. Selected applicants will have 60 days to submit their application. The launch of the 2020
Parents and Grandparents Program reaffirms the government’s commitment to the approval of 49,000 family sponsorship applications by December 31, 2020, and its announcement to reunite more families.

Good news for international Students.

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced
the easing of Travel restrictions on family members of Canadian citizens, permanent resident and study permit holders.
International Students admitted and enrolled into a Canadian college, university (DLI) will be allowed to enter Canada and continue with their education, provided the institution has a COVID – 19 readiness plan approved by the provincial government where the institution is located. Reacting to this the management of Biken Consultants reminds students to ensure that the DLI they are enrolled into, has an approved COVID – 19 readiness programs before leaving their home country. Thompson Immigration Consultants at: