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Greater Sudbury selected for immigration pilot program

Greater Sudbury has been selected as one out of 11 northern communities to participate in the federal government’s new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This is an exciting time for our community. The new federal immigration pilot is an opportunity that will help us welcome immigrants who will contribute to developing our local labour market and economy.

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.