Sudbury community in Northern Ontario was successful in recommending Eleven (11) candidates in its first year of running the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The candidates and their families – a total of twenty-five (25) new immigrants – are currently establishing themselves in the community as they pass through the process of becoming Canadian permanent residents.
The Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot is designed to help bring new skilled worker immigrants to smaller communities.
It is a five-year immigration pilot, designed to assist smaller communities with aging populations and labor shortages, which struggle to draw and retain new immigrants.
To be included in this federal immigration pilot, communities must:
- Have a population of about 50,000 or below and be situated at least 75km from the core of a Census Metropolitan Area, OR
- Have a population of up to about 200,000 and be considered remote from other bigger cities, according to the Statistics Canada Remoteness Index (SCRI).
Steps to Getting Permanent Residence
Candidates must check they meet both Canada’s eligibility criteria and community-specific requirements below.
- Find a job with an employer in one of the participating communities.
- Candidates with a job offer can lodge an application for recommendation to the community.
- Candidates with a community recommendation can apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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How The RNIP Works In Sudbury
In Sudbury, applicants are ranked in a pool using a points-based system like that of the federal Express Entry system.
It has a list of twenty (20) target occupations through the RNIP, with the aim of bringing in skilled workers to the tourism and mining supply and services sectors. Applications from any sector will also be accepted from candidates already staying in Sudbury.
Sudbury RNIP: Eligible Sectors
|Mining, Supply and Services Sector||Open to applicants living in Sudbury and applicants living overseas|
|Tourism sector||Open to applicants living in Sudbury and applicants living overseas|
|Any other sector||Only open to applicants already living in Sudbury|
Eligible Occupations For Sudbury RNIP
|NOC Code||Occupation Name|
|1||Business, finance, and administration occupation|
|2||Natural and applied sciences and related occupation|
|3413||Nurses aides, orderlies, and patient service association|
|3414||Other assisting occupations in support of health services|
|4212||Social and community service worker|
|4214||Early childhood educator and assistants|
|4215||Instructors of person with disabilities|
|4412||Home support worker, housekeepers, and related occupations|
|6331||Butchers, meat cutter, and fishmongers – retail and wholesale|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism, and related services supervisor|
|6314||Customer and information service supervisors|
|7||Trades, transport and equipment operator, and related occupations|
|8||Natural resource, agriculture, and related production occupations|
|9||Occupation in manufacturing and utilities|
Sudbury RNIP: Job-Offer Requirements
- The job offer should be for a full-time and permanent job position for a minimum of 1,560 hours a year and thirty (30) hours per week.
- Remunerations must match the prevailing wage for the job being offered.
Sudbury RNIP: Employer Requirements
The Canadian employer must:
- Be located within Sudbury or closer distance.
- Have been in active business in the city for at least one year.
- Satisfy officials that efforts have been made to fill job position with a local candidate.