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.

Sudbury offers an affordable lifestyle with lower housing costs, some of the lowest taxes all within the heart of Ontario.  We are just a 4 hour drive from Toronto or a 50 minute flight. From Ottawa we are a 5.5 hour picturesque drive.

There are so many reasons to Make Your Move to Sudbury, you may have a hard time deciding which reason is the best!

Immigration Options

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.


Getting settled

We encourage you to contact our local settlement organizations to access resources, attend workshops and connect you with the community. The YMCA, and the Sudbury Multicultural Folk Art Association provide information are both excellent resources to learn more about:

Additional resources and information can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Immigration Francophone Ontario.


Sudbury Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project

We are not accepting applications for the RNIP at this time, please check back in December.

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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada for more information regarding federal criteria and information.