North Bay business leaders want the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to be permanent
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) has been successful and popular, leading the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce (NBDCC) to call for it to become a permanent immigration program.
The RNIP has been implemented in five Northern Ontario communities, and only in North Bay, over 150 employers participated, and over 300 community recommendations for newcomers were issued. Timmins and Sudbury have also expressed their support for RNIP.
In Thunder Bay, RNIP generated $11.6 million in wages for the local economy and created 321 jobs in just one year.
What is a Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)?
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is an initiative driven by the local communities. By offering a path to permanent residency for highly talented foreign workers who wish to live and work in one of the participating communities, it aims to expand the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities.
Additionally, each community will have its own
- Additional criteria for being eligible
- process for applying for jobs,
- community recommendations application process
Participating communities in RNIP are:
|North Bay, ON||https://northbayrnip.ca/|
|Sault Ste. Marie, ON||www.welcometossm.com|
|Thunder Bay, ON||https://gotothunderbay.ca/|
|Moose Jaw, SK||https://www.moosejawrnip.ca/|
|West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC||https://wk-rnip.ca/|
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