What is the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot?
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, or RNIP for short, is a pilot project in the current federal immigration. RNIP is a community-led project. It could extend the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers. In August, because of the pilot results of the program, the government of Canada extended the project and stated that it might become a permanent project in the future.
There are 11 pilot areas across the country, two of which are in BC: West Kootenay and Vernon. West Kootenay community (including Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland and surrounding areas.) Castlegar and Nelson are two very safe and friendly communities. They offer a variety of cultural exchange opportunities and a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, climbing, golf and skiing. Rossland is one of Canada’s best ski resorts and home to two Canadian Olympic champions. The natural environment around the College is unparalleled. The pleasant air, clear river, green forest and beautiful waterfall create a good learning and living environment. If students can successfully graduate from the public colleges in the area, they are eligible to apply for the RNIP program directly, thus realizing their dream of immigrating to Canada.
Selkirk College is the first public College in BC, founded in 1966. It is also the first regional community college in BC. It is located in the middle of Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, one hour away from Vancouver. The College’s reputation has always been good. The campus has different facilities and provides on-campus accommodation. Students can apply for a post-graduation work permit after graduation, going directly to the RNIP program. In addition, the school offers dozens of scholarship programs for students to apply to.
About Selkirk College
Selkirk College has nine colleges and offers over 60 internationally recognized certificates, diplomas, university associate degrees, undergraduate degrees and postgraduate diplomas. In addition, the Faculty actively supports student learning experience and career development. They provide a range of programs, including BC adult high school diploma courses, Liberal Arts and University Transfer Credits, Business, Accounting, Hotel Management, Tourism, Culinary, Engineering Technology and Applied Science, Environment and Geophysics, Health and Community Services, Media with Design, Music, and English Language and more.
Selkirk College is Canada’s first and only school to offer a major in Resort and Hotel Management. In addition, Students will meet with the resort managers to explore job opportunities.
Why Choosing Selkirk College
- Flexible admission: All majors can be enrolled without taking language exams
- Professional Features: Early Childhood Education, Community Service, Nursing Assistant, Business Diploma and Graduate Diploma, Accounting Diploma and Graduate Diploma, Digital Manufacturing and Design, Tourism Management, etc.
- More than 90% of majors have internships and co-op paid internships to prepare students for their career development.
- Seamless transition to prestigious schools for Arts and Sciences, Music, Preschool Education and other majors have complete credit transfer agreements with various famous schools. For example, arts and science programs can be transferred to UBC, UVIC and SFU. Music-based programs can be transferred to McGill University, Boston School of Music Arts if they receive a C+ in all their required courses for their major. The preschool education major can enter Uvic to continue to complete a bachelor’s degree. There is also an entire transfer agreement between the engineering program and the UBC Okanagan campus.
- Embracing the English environment: The scarcity of international students provides a favourable environment for international students to master English faster and better.
When applying to Selkirk College, it is important to do your research on what admission requirements are needed to get into this college! There is a list of requirements that are needed to be accepted, which are the following:
- Choose a program from over 80 options!
- Research admission requirements and English proficiency requirements
English Language Program Admission Requirements
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Completed High School
- Receive special permission from Selkirk College International
There are no English language proficiency requirements for entry into the English Language Program.
College Program Admission Requirements
- Meet the English Language Proficiency requirements
- Meet program and course prerequisite requirements, including math requirements
- For specific programs, take the Computerized Placement Tool (CPT) Test
- Plan and know your timelines, taking visa processing, insurance of a seat and study permit into consideration.
- Apply to Selkirk in two different ways:
Online through EducationPlannerBC.
Selkirk will contact you and remind you of what supporting documents you need, consisting of transcripts, test scores, a passport ID page and a resume (if applicable) All will be scanned via email.
Apply Directly with a Selkirk College application package.
Be sure to submit the necessary documents such as transcripts, test scores, a passport ID page and a resume (if applicable) All will be scanned via email.
You will be contacted once the application has been received, where you will receive your student number and instructions to log in to your student account. Log in to your student account and pay the $100 application fee. Notify us to let us know that it has been paid. If all entry requirements have been met, we will issue a conditional letter of acceptance.
- Pay Tuition and Fees. Fees can be paid by credit card, bank transfer or through EducationPlannerBC
- Apply for a study permit, work permits, visa extensions and more.
Be sure to visit Selkirk’s official website for more information on International Admission requirements.
Disclaimer: The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Please check the school or government’s official website and digital channels for the most accurate and up-to-date information.