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

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Brandon, MB is a welcoming community of approximately 50,000 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.

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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.

If you are an Employer, Click Here

If you are a Foreign National / Applicant, Click Here

Career Search & Available Jobs

If you are a Foreign National interested in the Brandon Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) click here to see a list of current employment opportunities that qualify for the Brandon RNIP, new job postings will be added on an ongoing basis. Career alerts can be set so you receive an email when new job postings that match your area of expertise and training are posted. The resume / curriculum vitae must be provided in English.

Please note:
Only apply for jobs that you have the required skills, experience and education. Submitting applications for jobs that you are not qualified for are ineligible applications and will not be forwarded to the employer.

if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident interested in a career in Brandon or area, please click here to access Brandon employment links.



Community Specific Brandon RNIP Evaluation Criteria

In addition to the Government of Canada’s Eligibility Criteria, Brandon’s RNIP Recommendation Committee has created Community Specific Criteria to ensure we are prioritizing community recommendations to meet chronic labour shortages and recommending Foreign Nationals that truly intend to live and work in our community. Click here to view Brandon's Community Specific Criteria. The highest scoring applicants that we believe truly intend to live in Brandon once they receive permanent residence, will receive community recommendations.

Brandon RNIP Application Process

Click here to view the process for finding a qualifying Brandon RNIP job and for Foreign Nationals to apply for a Brandon RNIP Community Recommendation.

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 Brandon RNIP application for Community Recommendation or completing your Permanent Resident application.

Applicants to the Brandon RNIP and/or their representatives cannot pay a fee or financial compensation to an employer in exchange for a qualifying job offer.

Be aware that there are two types of representatives: paid and unpaid. Only some people can charge you a fee or receive any other type of payment. These people are called “authorized” representatives. 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

Brandon will not deal with representatives who charge a fee but are not authorized. If you use an unauthorized representative, in Canada or abroad, we may return your application or refuse it. 

It is also important to understand that using an Immigration Consultant / Representative does not change how your application will be reviewed or whether it will be approved or rejected. All Brandon RNIP Community Recommendation applications are evaluated and processed the same regardless of whether a representative is used or not.

Immigration representatives cannot guarantee:

  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot community recommendation approval
  • Permanent Resident Approval
  • A faster review of your application to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot or your Permanent Resident application
  • Approval to bring your extended family members to Canada

After Arrival in Brandon, Manitoba

Westman Immigrant Services is a not for profit organization providing settlement, employment and language programs and services to immigrants in Brandon and the southwest Manitoba area.

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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Economic Development Brandon
City of Brandon
410-9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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