Thunder Bay ON issued 274 recommendations to qualified candidates

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Thunder Bay ON

On May 9, 2023, Thunder Bay ON, issued new community recommendations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The city approved the applications of 274 candidates whose evaluations scored as low as 49%. Last year, the community recommended a total of 377 candidates. 

The Thunder Bay CEDC will prioritize applicants for the recommendation who are most likely to settle and contribute to the local economy. Candidates who received a community recommendation can submit their applications for permanent residence in Canada to Immigration Canada (IRCC). In 2023, the city recommended 504 applications.

Thunder Bay ON Community Economic Development Commission

The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission is the city’s primary economic development organization and a local growth champion. CEDC promotes Thunder Bay as the best small city in Canada to live, work, do business, and visit by using local knowledge and skills.

CEDC is led by an independent board and is driven by community needs. Its business development staff and industry specialists operate rapidly to capitalize on new opportunities to attract visitors, new talent, jobs, business development, and investment to Thunder Bay.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot boosted the local economy of Thunder Bay

Sudbury considered 54 new applications under the RNIP


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
  • 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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