It is graduating season. Selkirk College organized virtual immigration information sessions to get their new graduates and current students equipped with updated Canada’s immigration policies this April. The federal and provincial government immigration officers from Express Entry and BC PNP programs hosted a virtual immigration information session for Selkirk College’s international students on April 16. The presenters informed students of the immigration policies about working in Canada during studies and after graduation, how to get permanent residence through Express Entry and BC PNP pathways.
There will be another Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) special information session on April 29. RNIP is a community-driven immigration program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the participating communities. The community West Kootenay that Selkirk College is located in is one of the participating communities. The federal RNIP Officer and West Kootenay RNIP Program Regional Coordinator and will inform students of the federal eligibility and West Kootenay community criteria, application procedure, and processing time on Zoom.
Selkirk College is one of the oldest public community colleges in BC, established in West Kootenay, BC, Canada in 1966. Selkirk College offers a wide variety of English Language, university transfer and career program designed for students’ success. In addition, Selkirk College is on the designated learning institutions (DLI) list with approved COVID-19 readiness plans. It is important to know that students won’t be able to enter Canada if your DLI isn’t on this list.
Please view the Government of Canada’s list with approved COVID-19 readiness plans