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Brandon RNIP

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Immigrate to Brandon, MB through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

April 23, 2024:

The Food Service Sector intake period is closed. 


February 8, 2024:

IRCC announced they intend to extend the deadline for communities to recommend RNIP candidates until July 31, 2024.  Once details are confirmed, information regarding the extension of the Brandon RNIP program will be posted on our website. 

January 29, 2024:

Brandon RNIP is not accepting Retail Sector, or Accommodation Sector applications.
(Exceptions for Accommodation positions in TEER 0 or TEER 1)

Please Note: Long Haul Drivers are not eligible for Brandon RNIP as the work occurs outside of Brandon’s RNIP boundaries.

2024 Brandon RNIP Walk-In Service 
From 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on the following dates only

  • March 7 and 21, 2024
  • April 4, 2024
  • May 2, 16 and 30, 2024
  • June 13 and 27, 2024
  • July 11 and 25, 2024


Walk-In Service is available on a first come first serve basis for RNIP applicants.  
Walk in service is the only means of speaking with RNIP staff in person for program applicants. 

Walk-in service is only available to the following individuals: 

  • People working on temporary status for a Brandon employer.
  • People on legal status in Canada and have a Brandon employer that is ready to make a job offer to them. 
  • People who have submitted a Brandon RNIP application.  
  • A Brandon employer wishing to discuss the Brandon RNIP program. 
    Employers can also email to schedule a meeting outside of walk in service.


Brandon is very excited to be participating in an immigration pilot that provides Brandon with the opportunity to work directly with employers and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to create a path to permanent residence for skilled Foreign Nationals who are able to fill local job vacancies and want to live in Brandon and the surrounding area. 

Brandon, MB is a welcoming community of just over 51,000 people located in the southwest corner of Manitoba, one hour from the USA and Saskatchewan borders. In the past decade, Brandon has successfully welcomed over 7,000 newcomers from all over the world.

As the second largest city in Manitoba, our full service city is home to two colleges, a university, a regional hospital, government offices and numerous businesses and services of all types and sizes. The community has a low crime rate, affordable housing, clean water, fresh air, free quality public education and health systems, and abundant recreational and cultural opportunities.

The city is fortunate to have Westman Immigrant Services, a community based charitable organization that assists immigrants by providing three core services; English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes, Settlement Services and Brandon Community Language Centre Interpreter services.

Foreign National / Applicant Information  Click Here

Employer Information  Click Here 

Community Criteria  Click Here


Immigration Representatives Information  Click Here

Government of Canada RNIP Information  Click Here


Brandon RNIP Process: 

Apply for a qualifying job, receive job offer, complete a community questionnaire, interview with community panel, receive community recommendation, apply for permanent residence.

Candidate must meet all Canadian Federal Immigration criteria.

Immigration’s impact on Brandon, see what it means for the economy: Brandon’s Economic Immigration Outlook


To learn more about our great community please visit

Once you and your family, if applicable, arrive in Brandon, please contact Westman Immigrant Services to access services created to help newcomers like yourself start your new life in Brandon and Canada. To learn more about the organization and their contact information click here.



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Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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