Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury, Ontario

Centrally located in Northeastern Ontario, Sudbury boasts an unparalleled combination of urban amenities and natural assets,

Greater Sudbury welcomes and encourages talented foreign nationals from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles to settle permanently in the community.

Eligible Industries under Sudbury’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP)

From the Ground Up 2015-2025 is Greater Sudbury’s Community Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The following areas will be targeted in Year 1 of the Sudbury Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program to accomplish the community’s goals of economic diversification and employment growth.

Eligible 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

Community Requirements for Employers

In order to be approved to participate in the Sudbury RNIP, the employer must:

  • Be located within the boundaries of the City of Greater Sudbury or within commutable distance;
  • Have been in active business in Greater Sudbury for at least 1 year prior to providing the candidate a job offer;
  • Complete the Company Intake Form SWIP 030. The Sudbury RNIP Coordinator must be satisfied that efforts have been made to fill the position with a local candidate;
  • Undergo a diversity assessment with the Sudbury RNIP Coordinator;
  • Provide a valid job offer co-signed by the RNIP primary applicant. A job offer must be for a full-time (a minimum of 1,560 hours a year and a minimum of 30 hours of paid work per week) and permanent position (non- seasonal employment and of indeterminate duration). The wage for the job being offered is within the range of wages for that particular occupation within the specified region of Ontario where the candidate will be working;
  • Not receive any form of payment in exchange for the job offer;
  • Demonstrate his/her efforts made to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to providing the job offer

Community Requirements for Applicants

Apart from meeting the federal eligibility criteria, applicants will also be assessed on their intention to live and work in Greater Sudbury after they have received their permanent residence.

The candidates will be prioritizes for recommendation using a point-based system.

An applicant’s score will assist in determining the likelihood that he/she and their family members will be able to:

  • Contribute to an urgent or important need in Sudbury’s local economy
  • Build strong relationships with community members

Application Process

Step 1: Meet the IRCC Federal Eligibility Requirements

Step 2: Fulfill the Community Requirements.

You should meet at least the Assessment Factor Point minimum cut-off.

Step 3: Find full-time employment in one of the eligible occupations and for an employer operating in an eligible industry in the community

Step 4: Download and complete the RNIP IMM 5911E form found on the IRCC website.

Step 5: Submit the following required forms:

  • Form IMM5911 – Schedule 1 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • Form IMM5984 – Offer of Employment to a Foreign National
  • Form SRNIP001 – RNIP Candidate Assessment
  • Form SRNIP002 – RNIP Candidate Checklist

Step 6: The Sudbury RNIP Coordinator will contact you and request further documentation that include your resume, Proof of age, Letters demonstrating past work experience, Language Credentials,  Education Credentials, Employment offer or confirmation of employment for spouse or common-law partner, Letter of reference for experiential learning opportunity, etc.

Step 7:  Application will be reviewed by the RNIP Coordinator and you will be requested to undergo an interview. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Step 8: Application will be reviewed by the Community Selection Committee.

Step 9: Issuing of a recommendation letter after meeting the requirements

Step 10:  Apply for Permanent Residency to IRCC

Step 11: IRCC will do further review, including a medical review, financial review, and criminal record checks.

Step 12: Move to Sudbury