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:
- Their population must be 50,000 or less and be located at least 75km from the core of a Census Metropolitan Area or
- They must have a population of up to 200,000 people and be far away from other larger cities, based on the Statistics Canada Remoteness Index.
Eligibility requirements to get a PR nomination
- Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of both the federal government and the community
- Applicants must have an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities
- Candidates who have a job offer can submit an application for recommendation to the community
- Those with a community recommendation can apply for permanent residence
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
|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|
- 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
- The remuneration must match the prevailing wage for the job being offered.
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.