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Sudbury gives invitations to 11 candidates under the RNIP program

Sudbury invites candidates through Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

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:

Eligibility requirements to get a PR nomination

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.

 Eligible Industries for SNIP

Industry Eligible Candidates
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

 Eligible Occupations

NOC Code Occupation Name
0 Management occupations
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
6321 Chefs
6322 Cooks
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 Bakers
6312 Executive housekeepers
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6314 Customer and information services supervisors
6315 Cleaning supervisors
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities


Joboffer requirements

  1. Candidates must have a job offer which is for a full-time or permanent position that is for a minimum of 1,560 hours and 30 hours per week
  2. The remuneration must match the prevailing wage for the job being offered.

Employer requirements

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.

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