Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba

Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba

Located in southern Manitoba, Altona/Rhineland has a long history of welcoming immigrants into the social fabric of the community.

Altona/Rhineland is one of the participating communities in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) that creates a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and settle in the community.

Community Criteria

  1. Candidate must intend to live within the boundaries of the Town of Altona or Municipality of Rhineland.
  2. Only a Candidate who has successfully created a “Candidate Profile” will be able to apply for qualified job postings through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.
  3. Only qualified positions by employers located within the boundaries of the Town of Altona or Municipality of Rhineland that meet the Employment Requirements will be posted on
  4. Qualified positions must also be posted on and/or

Application Process

  1. Employers interested in the pilot must contact SEED to arrange an employer pre-screening meeting
  2. SEED ensures that the employer & job position meet the pilot eligibility criteria
  3. SEED then uploads the approved job posting onto SEED’s website for applicants to review
  4. Applicants must create a “candidate profile” on SEED’s website prior to applying to any job postings
  5. Applicant applies to job postings that meets their past work experience and education and ensure they have the ability to carry out the job duties and responsibilities listed.
  6. SEED forwards applicant’s resume to the employer
  7. The Employer then conducts normal hiring practices, such as reviewing the resume, conduct interview & reference checks
  8. Upon satisfaction, the employer provides an Offer of Employment to the successful applicant & provides a copy of the offer to SEED
  9. 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
  10. SEED will verify the Offer of Employment & Community Recommendation Application documentation
  11. 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.
  12. those applicant who have received a positive assessment from the Vetting Committee, will receive a community recommendation from SEED
  13. The applicant then submits a Permanent Residence application to IRCC & is assessed against federal selection criteria & admissibility requirements
  14. 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
  15. The employer and community welcomes the applicant and provides services to support their settlement and integration