Thunder Bay, Ontario, is one of 11 communities that are a part of Canada’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot [RNIP].
This Canadian immigration program is community-driven and is introduced for the smaller communities in the country that can benefit from economic immigration.
This program creates a pathway for skilled foreign workers to get their permanent residence. Candidates must have the intention to live and work in any one of the 11 selected communities. Employers belonging to these communities can offer a full-time job to the interested candidates according to the labor requirement of the community.
In this 3 year program, Canada’s federal government has made up to 100 recommendations for Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission [CEDC].
Thunder Bay RNIP has distributed the following allocations:
|Skill Level||Total allocations for Year 1 of Pilot||Allocations remaining for 2020|
|Skill Level A: Professional jobs. |
Usually requiring a degree from a university.
|Skill Level B: Skilled trades and Technical jobs. |
Usually requiring either a diploma from a college or an apprentice training.
|Skill Level C: Intermediate jobs. |
Usually requiring high school education
and/or training specific to the job.
|Skill Level D: Labor jobs. |
Usually providing training that is given while on the job.
Thunder Bay has made 32 recommendations out of 100 for the year 1 as of September 8, 2020, and as per reports, Thunder Bay has made further 8 recommendations in the recent RNIP draw that was held on September 25, 2020.
In the draw that was held on 25th September 2020, 1 candidate was approved in the National Occupational Classification [NOC] Skill Level A whereas, another 6 applications were approved for candidates in NOC Skill Level B. Only 1 out of a total of 8 went to a candidate in NOC Skill Level C.
Overview of 8 recommendations from Thunder Bay RNIP on September 25.
|NOC Skill Level of candidate||No. of recommendations issued|
|Skill Level A||1|
|Skill Level B||6|
|Skill Level C||1|
Candidates who are selected can submit their applications for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada [IRCC]. Candidates can apply for an employer-specific work permit after an approval in-principle of their permanent residence. There is a processing fee of CAD 550 and a right of permanent residence fee of CAD 490 that makes the total cost to apply for PR through RNIP CAD 1040.