The city of Sudbury in Northern Ontario has successful recommended 11 candidates in the first year of the launch of the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP).
The selected candidates and their families include a total of 25 members can now apply for Canada PR. The RNIP is aimed at bringing skilled workers from abroad into smaller communities.
The federal immigration pilot program is for a five-year period which aims to help smaller communities that have aging populations and labor shortages by bringing in immigrants. Eligibility requirements for communities to use the program are:
In Sudbury, candidates are put in a pool and ranked based on a points-based system like the federal Express Entry system.
The program covers 20 target occupations which aim to bring in n skilled workers for the mining supply and services and tourism sectors. Applications from any sector will also be accepted provided the candidates are already living in Sudbury.
|Mining Supply and Services Sector||Open to applicants living in Sudbury and applicants living abroad|
|Tourism||Open to applicants living in Sudbury and applicants living abroad|
|Any sector||Only open to candidates already living in Sudbury|
|NOC Code||Occupation Name|
|1||Business, finance and administration occupations|
|2||Natural and applied sciences and related occupations|
|3413||Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associations|
|3414||Other assisting occupations in support of health services|
|4212||Social and community service workers|
|4214||Early childhood educators and assistants|
|4215||Instructors of persons with disabilities|
|4412||Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations|
|6331||Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors|
|6314||Customer and information services supervisors|
|7||Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations|
|8||Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations|
|9||Occupations in manufacturing and utilities|
The employer must be located within Sudbury or be located within a commutable distance. They must have been in active business in Sudbury for at least once a year. They must convince officials that they have made efforts to fill the position with a local candidate.