Immigrate to Altona/Rhineland, The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven 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 1 of the participating communities. 

In this post, we will talk about Altona/Rhineland (Manitoba).

Immigrate to Altona/Rhineland, The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)


The Region of Altona/Rhineland, also being referred to as RPGA (Rhineland, Plum Coulee, Gretna, Altona) region is located in the Southern part of Manitoba.  

Before you apply, be very sure to read first this community's specific criteria set by SEED.  

If you are interested to immigrate to Manitoba through the Rural and Immigration Pilot, here's how it works:


  1. You Create a  “candidate profile” on SEED’s website and apply for any job postings that meets your past work experience and education and ensure you have the ability to carry out the job duties and responsibilities listed.  You have the option to set up career alert(s) automatically notifying you by email of job opportunities matching your criteria, as they become available. Use this template in preparing your resume.
  2. SEED forwards your resume to the employer
  3. The Employer then conducts normal hiring practices, such as reviewing the resume, conduct interview & reference checks
  4. Upon satisfaction, the employer provides an Offer of Employment to the successful applicant & provides a copy of the offer to SEED
  5. SEED will provide the applicant with Schedule 1 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and Community Recommendation Questions documents to complete and upload online in “candidate profile” in addition to all supporting documents in order apply for community recommendation
  6. SEED will verify the Offer of Employment & Community Recommendation Application documentation
  7. Once SEED ensures all the documentation is in order, the Vetting Committee assesses the priority factors and the top-ranking candidates move onto further assessment including an applicant interview to ensure they intend to reside in the community. 
  8. SEED will provide the applicant who have received a positive assessment from the Vetting Committee with community recommendation
  9. The applicant then submits a Permanent Residence application to IRCC & is assessed against federal selection criteria & admissibility requirements
  10. Once IRCC confirms that the application is complete, the applicant and their family members (if applicable) can apply for a work permit and, if approved, may come to Canada while the application for permanent residence is being processed
  11. The employer and community welcomes the applicant and provides services to support their settlement and integration
Here'a a video to give you an idea how is it like in Gretna. 

Some information about Municipality of Rhineland here

Here's the top 20 jobs in Altona, Manitoba. And in case if you're wondering. yes, there's a also a growing Filipino Community in Altona Manitoba.