Sudbury considered new applications in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Progra

On October 13, 2023, the City of Greater Sudbury held a new round of invitations for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program. In this round, Sudbury considered 33 candidates, including two candidates drawn through the Francophone Stream. 

The lowest score of these draws was 235 points, five points lower than in the previous draw. 

Last year, Sudbury invited a total of 154 applicants. Since the program’s launch, the city has recommended around 520 individuals under the RNIP. So far, the city has considered 412 candidates in 2023.

About the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

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
  • Sudbury, ON
  • Timmins, ON
  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Brandon, MB
  • Altona/Rhineland, MB
  • Moose Jaw, SK
  • Claresholm, AB
  • Vernon, BC
  • West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC

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