Last Updated on April 29, 2020
The Ontario city of Timmins has become the latest to open applications for the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot.
The population of 42,000 city will initially only accept applications from existing temporary foreign workers and international students due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Officials are specifically targeting skilled workers in business administration, trades, healthcare and social work, and information technology.
Of 100 newcomers each year under the RNIP, 10 will be allocated in an open category for any high-skilled worker.
It is one of eight communities to launch its website for the RNIP.
The others are Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay in Ontario, Claresholm in Alberta, Brandon and Altona/Rhineland in Manitoba, plus Vernon in British Columbia.
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Timmins Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot
|Healthcare and Social Work||Trades||Business Administration||Information Technology||Open NOC (10 applications maximum))|
|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
|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
NOC 8231: Underground production and development miners
NOC 8614: Mine Laborers
NOC 941: Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing
NOC 0943: Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing
|NOC 111: Auditors, accountants and investment professionals
NOC 121 Administrative services supervisors
NOC 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers
NOC 063: Managers in foodservice and accommodation
|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
|*Applicants considered at the discretion of local officials
High skill level occupations such as engineers, veterinarians, chefs, and cooks.
- NOC 6421 Retail salespersons
- NOC 6511 Hosts/hostesses
- NOC 6512 Bartenders
- NOC 6513 Food and beverage servers
- NOC 6611 Cashiers
- NOC 6622 Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers
- NOC 6711 Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations.
Applicants to the Timmins RNIP will be scored using a points system, with only the highest scoring candidates will be further assessed for recommendation
|Offer of employment in one of the 4 priority NOC groups (Healthcare & Social Work; Trades; Business Administration; and Information Technology). Offers of employment for positions in the Open NOC group will not be allocated points||10|
|Work experience within the boundaries of Timmins. Work experience is defined as full-time (30 hours or more per week) paid employment with a local business for a minimum of 6 months||5|
|Graduated from a public post-secondary institution in Timmins, including Timmins campuses of Collège Boréal , Université de Hearst, Algoma University, or Northern College||5|
|Currently residing and have resided within the boundaries of Timmins for at least one 6 month period prior to the launch of the RNIP or 6 months prior to submitting the application||10|
|At least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and/or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens level 4) across all skills in English and/or French||10|
|Family or friendship ties to a Canadian permanent resident or citizen who has lived in Timmins for a minimum of 1 year||10|
|Visited Timmins for a least one (1) night in the past 5 years||5|
|Spouse or common-law partner can contribute to economic and social life in Timmins by ways of||Job offer from a Timmins employer who meets eligibility requirements||10|
|2 years of full-time and continuous work experience in one of the priority NOC groups||5|
|At least Canadian Language Benchmark or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens level 4 across all skills in English or French||5|
|Second language test results demonstrating a CLB or NCLC level 4 or higher in all categories||5|
To participate, employers must:
- Be an active business in Timmins for at least 2 years. Exceptions may be made to incorporated businesses or organizations in operation for at least 2 years that recently expanded or relocated to Timmins, making an investment of over $100,000.
- Demonstrate their efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to providing the job offer.
- Provide a genuine job offer co-signed by the candidate.
- Have no outstanding orders made against them under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 or the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Not be in violation of the Immigration, Refugee and Protection Act (IRPA) or Immigration, Refugee and Protection Regulations.
- Have no outstanding penalties or charges with the City of Timmins Planning & Building department, and that both property taxes and water and sewer accounts are current with no past due balances.
- Demonstrate that they are confident that the individual is reasonably able to carry out the functions of the job offer, as demonstrated by past work experience, interviews and reference checks completed by the employer;
- Attest that they did not receive any form of payment in exchange for the job offer.
RNIP Participating Communities
|North Bay, ON||Coming soon|
|Timmins, ON||Timmins RNIP website|
|Sault Ste. Marie, ON||www.welcometossm.com|
|Thunder Bay, ON||www.gothunderbay.com|
|Moose Jaw, SK||Coming soon|
|West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC||Coming soon|