Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot: Sudbury Recommends 11 Candidates

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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot: Sudbury Recommends 11 Candidates
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Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis, the city of Sudbury in Northern Ontario was successful in recommending 11 candidates in the first year of the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP).

The candidates and their families – a total of 25 newcomers – are currently establishing themselves in the city as they go through the process of becoming Canadian permanent residents.

The RNIP is designed to help bring new skilled worker immigrants to smaller communities.

It is a five-year federal immigration pilot, designed to help smaller communities with aging populations and labour shortages, which struggle to attract and retain new immigrants.

To be included in the pilot, communities must:

  • Have a population of 50,000 or less and be located at least 75km from the core of a Census Metropolitan Area, OR
  • Have a population of up to 200,000 people and be considered remote from other larger cities, according to the Statistics Canada Remoteness Index.

Steps to Permanent Residence

  1. Candidates must check they meet both the federal government eligibility requirements and community-specific requirements (see below).
  2. Find an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities (listed below).
  3. Candidates with a job offer can submit an application for recommendation to the community.
  4. Candidates with a community recommendation can apply for permanent residence.

How The RNIP Works In Sudbury

In Sudbury, candidates are ranked in a pool using a points-based system similar to the federal Express Entry system.

It has a list of 20 target occupations through the RNIP, with the intention of bringing in skilled workers to the mining supply and services and tourism sectors. Applications from any sector will also be accepted from candidates already living in Sudbury.


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Sudbury RNIP: Eligible Industries

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

Sudbury RNIP: Eligible Occupations

NOC Code Occupation Name
0 Management occupations
1 Business, finance and administration occupations
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
3413 Nurses 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

Sudbury RNIP: Job-Offer Requirements

  1. The job offer must be for a full-time and permanent position for a minimum of 1,560 hours a year and 30 hours per week.
  2. Remuneration must match the prevailing wage for the job being offered.

Sudbury RNIP: Employer Requirements

The employer must:

  1. Be located within Sudbury or within a commutable distance.
  2. Have been in active business in Sudbury for at least one year.
  3. Satisfy officials that efforts have been made to fill the position with a local candidate.
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