Immigration Options

Immigration Options

We welcome you to Greater Sudbury!

The City of Greater Sudbury boasts an unparalleled combination of urban amenities and natural assets, and is also known as a “people” place that welcomes and encourages talented individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.

Canada and Ontario’s immigration provisions are made with you in mind.  We are part of a country that understands and welcomes newcomers and assists them as they integrate into our communities.  

The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides you with a guideline to make sure you have everything you need once you arrive in Canada. Please visit Get settled in Ontario.

Non-profit Organizations that can also help you settle are: YMCA, College Boréal, and you may also want to check out:  Sudbury Multicultural and Folk Arts Association.

Our community will be accepting application late fall 2019 for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP).

For further information visit: 

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Immigration francophone Ontario


Sudbury Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project

Our community is working closely with the federal government to begin identifying and recommending candidates for permanent residence. This includes developing unique eligibility criteria and processes for eligible candidates to apply to our community for permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will make all final decisions on permanent residence applications to our community.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live in one of the participating communities.

If you think Sudbury would make a great home for you and your family, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program may be an option for you.

In order to do so you need to meet certain criteria, they include:

  1. You must have a job offer from a Sudbury employer or are currently working in Sudbury.
  2. You must intend to reside in Sudbury, or within commutable distance.
  3. You must meet the federal criteria.

Please visit the IRCC website for more information regarding the Federal Criteria.