There’s some exciting news for immigrants from the North Bay area, that lies in north-eastern Ontario. The RNIP will be launched in the next couple of weeks.
If you are unfamiliar with RNIP, it’s a community-driven program designed for small communities. With contributions of economic immigration to the area, these communities are going to benefit greatly. This is made possible by giving potential international candidates an opportunity to get PR.
Skilled foreign workers willing to work in Canada and live in any of the participating communities are the candidates who will make this program find the results intended.
North Bay is going to be the tenth community that will accept applications via the RNIP. It’s a small city situated in the north of Toronto. The North Bay community has a quota of making recommendations for year one of the pilot project.
In small Canadian communities, the shortage of labor is a harsh reality. The RNIP will be a connecting factor for skilled foreign workers and employers in such communities. Each community is chosen for its location, size, opportunities for jobs, and the ability to help newcomers settle.
Prospective candidates have to wait only till the North Bay site goes online. Once that happens, employers can post job openings and candidates can apply for suitable positions.
The candidates become eligible for PR only if:
- They have an eligible offer of a full-time permanent job in any of the participating communities
- They must get a community referral via the RNIP
The participating communities under the RNIP bring in temporary foreign workers in Canada or new immigrants. Then they are matched with the appropriate local job opportunities. Different communities find matching candidates for jobs in their area differently. In the case of North Bay, candidates who are bilingual and are involved in community activities have a greater advantage. When the candidate’s spouse also shares these qualities, that adds a new resource to the community’s labor scene.
North Bay has many qualities that make it an ideal destination for newcomers arriving to join its communities. These include:
- Proximity to major centers
- Family-friendly amenities
- Freshwater lakes
- Reasonable prices for housing
Once the program launches, the candidates currently in Canada will be given a preference to start with. They will be considered first for full-time jobs in high-demand areas.
Here are the names of the communities already into this kind of program in Canada:
- Vernon, British Columbia
- Claresholm, Alberta
- Timmins, Ontario
- Altona/Rhineland, Manitoba
- West Kootenay, British Columbia
- Brandon, Manitoba
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Sudbury, Ontario
- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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