Beginning December 1, 2020, the City of Vernon will change the wage criteria and points grid in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The previous criteria required candidates to have an hourly wage of $25 per hour while those who were working, studying, and/or living for at least the last 6 months in Vernon were exempt from this requirement if they scored 30 points under the Vernon RNIP’s Comprehensive Ranking System and if they earned an hourly wage between $20 to $24.99. The community decided to reduce those wages to $23 and $18 to $22.99 on December 1. In addition, Vernon reviewed the points caps in the Comprehensive Ranking System of the program.