Brandon started to accept applications in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). It is the second-largest city in Manitoba with a population of 48,859. It is 214 kilometres from Winnipeg, one hour from the USA and Saskatchewan borders. In the last decade, Brandon has welcomed over 7,000 newcomers from all over the world. Ottawa allocated Brandon 100 spots in the RNIP. In addition to the IRCC’s Eligibility Criteria, Brandon’s RNIP Recommendation Committee has created Community Specific Criteria. Brandon authorities will evaluate the language proficiency, community learning experience, community work experience, residency duration, spouse’s education or work experience, and adaptability.