Applicants (Job Seekers)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in coming to Moose Jaw! Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully. For additional information on the pilot, please visit IRCC’s website.


The Application process is as follows:

1. If you meet the RNIP federal eligibility criteria, you will be applying for jobs in Moose Jaw, SK as defined by the Ministerial Instructions. All jobs posted on this website are confirmed as eligible for the Moose Jaw RNIP. If a job is not posted on the Moose Jaw RNIP website, it means the job has not yet been screened by the RNIP Committee to ensure it meets Moose Jaw RNIP eligibility criteria, and therefore, would not be a qualifying job. Interested Employers can contact the Program Coordinator to schedule a job screening meeting to determine if their job vacancy is eligible for the Moose Jaw RNIP. See the Employers page for further details.

A complete resume in English or French is required when applying for a position. Submitting a cover letter in English or French in addition to your resume when applying for a job is highly recommended. The cover letter introduces you to the company and should contain information that motivates the reader to review your resume.

At a minimum, the following information should be included in your resume:

    • Your full name and contact information (phone and email)
    • Full education history
    • Full work history (including a brief description of the duties you did while employed at the listed job)
    • Highlighting your skills and personal interests is optional
    • Three references (preferably work related) which include name, position, phone number including country code and email address 

2. Applicants undergo the employer screening process when invited to do so by the employer offering a Moose Jaw RNIP qualifying job opportunity.

3. Successful candidates receive a qualifying job offer from employer on IRCC form IMM 5984.

4. You will then apply to the Moose Jaw RNIP for a Community Recommendation on IRCC form IMM 5911 via the process established by the Selection Committee.

To ensure a complete Community Recommendation application, you will be required to supply the Selection Committee with requested documents and information.

5. The Selection Committee reviews the Community Recommendation application against federal mandatory eligibility criteria and community recommendation criteria, assigning points as applicable. Candidates that meet the minimum amount of community points (see Community Recommendation tab) will undergo further assessment including an applicant interview (in-person or through a form of video conferencing) to confirm their intent to reside in the community.

Note: The Selection Committee will limit the number of monthly Community Recommendations to approximately 10% of the annual allocations. When the number of candidate applications exceed the community spaces (allocations), the Selection Committee will rank candidates based on their assessed points.

6. On a monthly basis, the Selection Committee reviews the highest scoring Community Recommendation applications and makes one of three decisions:

a) Approve Community Recommendation
b) Place the Community Recommendation on hold
c) Decline to issue a Community Recommendation

Community Recommendation applications placed on hold will remain under consideration for up to 6 consecutive months from the date of application. While on hold, the application will be considered for Community Recommendation in each of the monthly assessment periods occurring during the consideration period.

At the end of 6 months, the application will no longer be under consideration. At this time, the applicant may decide to submit an updated application for recommendation. This would require:

a) The employer who originally provided the qualifying job offer may wish to issue a new job offer; or
b) The candidate may secure a new job offer for a different position posted on the Moose Jaw RNIP website.

The Selection Committee has the authority to limit monthly Community Recommendations allocated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

7. You and the employer providing the qualifying job offer are advised of the Selection Committee’s decision regarding your application for Community Recommendation. If you receive a recommendation, the Selection Committee completes the recommendation form and provides a recommendation certificate to you.

8. You then submit a complete permanent resident application directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through the RNIP immigration program. The Moose Jaw Community Recommendation certificate must accompany the application. The application for permanent residence must be submitted within 6 months of the date that appears on the Community Recommendation certificate.

Please visit the IRCC website for application instructions.

9. IRCC confirms the permanent resident application is complete or returns the application to you to provide missing documents and/or information. Once a complete application is received, IRCC assesses the permanent resident application per their normal review process.

10. Once you have applied for permanent residence under RNIP, you may also be eligible for a temporary work permit. A temporary work permit approval would allow you (and your family, if desired) to come to Moose Jaw and start work while you are waiting for a decision on your permanent resident application.

Please visit the IRCC website for application instructions.

11. You and your family (if applicable) begin life in Moose Jaw once your temporary work permit is approved or your permanent resident application is approved (whichever occurs first). The employer and a community representative connect you and your family (if applicable) with services and community connections to support your settlement.