On August 5, 2022, the Government of Canada updated instructions for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) regarding the application assessment against selection criteria. The new instructions clarify the sections of confirmation of community recommendation, education, qualifying work experience, and job offer requirements. In addition, the Government has also added a new section on the RNIP’s website. The new section states that if a foreign national is in Canada at the time of their permanent residence visa application, he or she must possess a valid temporary resident status.