FEBRUARY 14, 2024 UPDATE - EXTENDING COMMUNITY RECOMMENDATION PERIOD

The IRCC has announced that the timeline for communities to recommend Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) candidates has been extended until July 31st 2024. 

The official end date of the pilot remains August 31st and all recommended candidates from March-July will have until August 31st to submit their PR application. 

LAST RNIP FAQ SESSIONS

We will be ending our weekly RNIP FAQ sessions as we will be no longer accepting applications effective January 31, 2024. 

Our last session will take place Wednesday January 24, 2024.

Please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website to learn about other pathways to immigrate to Canada. 

JANUARY 10, 2024 - INTAKE UPDATE

The North Bay & Area Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) will be accepting applications until January 31, 2024. Any applications received after that date will not be considered at this time. 

There are a limited number of community recommendations that the Pilot can issue. We acknowledge that some people may not be able to use the Pilot before it ends.

We are hopeful to to hear more from IRCC on the permanency of the RNIP and will provide updates on this website as soon as we are notified.

Please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website to learn about other pathways to immigrate to Canada. 

PRIORITY NOC CODES BEING PROCESSED ONLY

Effective September 1, 2023 we are only processing Priority NOC codes applications  for North Bay and Area.  

NOC 2021 version 1.0

Starting November 16, 2022, Employment and Social Development Canada programs are migrating to the NOC 2021 version 1.0. For any new applications submitted, the NOC 2021 version must be used.

Pilot Updates

Pilot Extension

On August 26th 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirmed the pilot extension until February 2024. Communities can issue recommendations until February 2024, and candidates have until August 2024 to submit their permanent residency application to IRCC. Find information here.

Boundary Expansion

A boundary expansion was also announced. New North Bay boundaries include North Temagami, South Burks Falls, East Mattawa, and West Sturgeon Falls. Find a map here.

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Please refer to IRCC website to know how this will affect the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP).

Other changes

In addition to the pilot extension and boundary expansion, other changes have been put into affect.  Please refer to IRCC for detailed information.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) and the North Bay, Ontario area.

In partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the North Bay area has entered into an agreement to benefit our region with this pilot project.

Each of the 11 communities across the country that are participating in the pilot have tailored their immigration program to meet the economic goals and to develop our local economy by supporting the development of our workforce in high demand jobs.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please click one of the buttons: