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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a new community-driven immigration program. It is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in Thunder Bay.
The RNIP allows eligible employers to make full time permanent job offers to skilled foreign workers who can help fill identified labour shortages in our city.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is designed to help bring new skilled worker immigrants to smaller communities.
The five-year federal immigration pilot is designed to help smaller communities with aging populations and labour shortages, which struggle to attract and retain new immigrants.
It is a community-driven program that aims to spread out the benefit of immigration.
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
  • 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.
  2. Find an eligible job with an employer in one of the participating communities.
  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.

RNIP Participating Communities

Each community included in the pilot has its own set of community-specific requirements.

Please visit the website of each community (listed in the table above) to research community-specific requirements.

Community Community Website
North Bay, ON https://northbayrnip.ca/
Sudbury, ON http://www.investsudbury.ca/how-can-we-help/immigration-options/
Timmins, ON Timmins RNIP
Sault Ste. Marie, ON https://welcometossm.com/rnip/
Thunder Bay, ON www.gothunderbay.com
Brandon, MB http://www.economicdevelopmentbrandon.com/
Altona/Rhineland, MB www.seedrgpa.com
Moose Jaw, SK http://www.moosejawrnip.ca/
Claresholm, AB http://www.claresholm.ca/rural-northern-immigration-pilot
Vernon, BC http://www.rnip-vernon.ca/
West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC http://www.wk-rnip.ca/

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