On January 1, 2020, five more communities started to accept the expression of interests from foreign nationals under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). Among them is North Bay, ON; Timmins, ON; Sudbury, ON; Vernon, BC; and West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC. The last community to launch the RNIP is Moose Joe, SK. The start of the program in this community is scheduled for April 1, 2020. The RNIP is a community-driven immigration program designed to share the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities across Canada.