We would highly recommend that you read the full Guide 0118 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot provided by IRCC:

Before you complete your application submission to IRCC directly, please ensure that the RNIP community you are applying to has provided you with the Community Recommendation prior to submitting all the other documents to IRCC (please note, some documents are the same that will be submitted in your Candidate profile to the Community, to receive the Community Recommendation; please keep these documents as they will be used again to submit directly to IRCC).

Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully.

Application Process


Please note that it is incumbent on candidates to find suitable employment in our area.  The North Bay Area RNIP team will not assist candidates with their search for employment.  More information regarding employment can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

To apply for an eligible job in the community:

You must have the RNIP Offer of Employment Form filled out and signed by your employer.  It is your responsibility to upload this form as part of your application.

RNIP Offer of Employment Form

National occupation codes for the North bay & area RNIP

Healthcare & Social Work

NOC 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 3413: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 3233: Licensed practical nurses

NOC 3112: General practitioners and family physicians

NOC 4152: Social Workers

NOC 4214: Early childhood educators and assistants

NOC 4212: Social and community service workers

NOC 4412: Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

NOC 3111: Specialist Physicians

Trades (licensed or unlicensed)

NOC 7312: Heavy duty equipment mechanics

NOC 7321: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

NOC 7311: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

NOC 7611: Construction trades helpers and laborers

NOC 7237: Welders and related machine operators

NOC 7271: Carpenters

NOC 7241: Electricians

NOC 7251: Plumbers

NOC 7511: Transport Truck Drivers

NOC 7521: Heavy equipment operators

NOC 7535: Other transport equipment operators and related maintenance workers

Business Administration

NOC 111: Auditors, accountants and investment professionals

NOC 121 Administrative services supervisors

NOC 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Information Technology

NOC 0213: Computer and information systems managers

NOC 2147: Computer Engineers

NOC 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants

NOC 2172: Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers

Open NOC (max of 10 applicants)

*Applicants with a job offer not listed above will be considered only at the discretion of the Community Recommendation Committee. 

High skill level occupations such as engineers, aviation technicians, pilots, architecture, legal, supervisors in call centres and chefs are examples of jobs being considered under the Open NOC.

Don’t know your NOC?

Visit the National Occupational Classification website to find it.

We are not accepting any front line staff in retail, food services and hospitality at this time.  If you don’t see your NOC above, yet you fit under one of the categories listed, please email the coordinator to ask if your NOC is eligible; the above are just some of the NOCs listed in those categories.

Candidates should complete the schedule 1 and submit it to the Community via their candidate profile.

The IMM5911 form can be found below:

Schedule 1 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (IMM5911)

To apply for the Community Recommendation, candidates must submit the following documents to the Community via their candidate profile (COMING SOON):
  • The completed IMM 5984e (Offer of Employment) form
  • The completed IMM 5911 (Schedule 1)
  • Your language assessment results
  • Work experience documentation (reference letter, pay stubs, etc)
  • Proof of funds (bank statements, documents from financial institutions) unless you qualify for the international graduate exemption
  • Educational assessment
  • Previous work experience in the community documents including pay stubs, professional references, business address and contact.
  • Documents proving residence in the community: house deed, lease agreement, bill payments, address.
  • If you have family in the community please supply their name, their address, how long they have lived here, and their relation to you.
  • If you have family accompanying you to Canada, please supply their name, age and relation to you.
  • If you are currently in Canada, please indicate the immediate family members you intend to add to your permanent resident application
  • If your spouse has work experience in the select industries, please supply their pay stubs, references, business address, and summary of duties performed.
  • If you have travelled to the community, please supply (if possible) previous itineraries, hotel bills, plane tickets, and any other information that can verify your travel to the community.
  • If you have a drivers licence, Canadian or foreign, please submit a copy of it with your application for recommendation.
  • If you have decided to use an authorized representative, submit the completed for IMM 5476 (this must be downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat)
Please consult and complete the Document Checklist and submit along with all other documents.

Fraud and Misrepresentation

Fraud and misrepresentation are taken very seriously by the RNIP Community and by IRCC. Any business or individuals found to be misrepresenting themselves or committing fraud will be banned from applying for recommendation for the duration of the pilot, along with any associated parties.

Misrepresentation and fraud can take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Submission of fraudulent documents
  • Accepting or offering money for a job offer
  • Intentionally misleading the Community

It is important to note the following:

  • All decisions made by the Community are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Receiving a recommendation from the Community does not guarantee permanent residence; IRCC has sole authority to approve or refuse any or all applications for permanent residency.