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RNIP Application


Application Process and Steps

As of May 18th 2021 the SRNIP001 Candidate Assessment Form has been updated, allowing candidates to claim more points based on various factors. Please see the updated form for more details.

Welcome to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program application process for Sudbury. Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully. Any community-specific questions can be directed to [email protected].

A candidate may only apply to the RNIP if they have secured an offer of employment in an eligible occupation. For this current period, the following are identified as eligible occupations:

Eligible Occupations for Primary Applicants
NOC Code Occupation Name
0 Management Occupations
1 Business, finance and administration occupations
2 Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
30 Professional occupations in nursing
31 Professional occupations in health (except nursing)
32 Technical occupations in health
34 Assisting occupations in support of health services
4212 Social and community service workers
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
4215 Instructors of persons with disabilities
4412 Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
6321 Chefs
6331 Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
6332 Bakers
6312 Executive housekeepers
6313 Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6314 Customer and information services supervisors
6315 Cleaning supervisors
7 Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
8 Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
9 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

“Candidates with a job offer not included under the above list may be considered on a case-by-case basis through the Employer Stream (max of 15 applicants per year)

Process and Steps

Step 1: Make sure you meet the IRCC Federal Eligibility Requirements.

Visit the Government of Canada Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for eligibility requirements.

Step 2: Check to see if you match with the Community Requirements.

You should meet at least the Assessment Factor Point minimum cut-off. Further information can be found on Form SRNIP001

  • The Community Selection Committee will be assessing candidate’s ties to the community to ensure that you and your family are prepared to reside in Sudbury after you receive your permanent residency.
Step 3: Find full-time permanent employment in Sudbury in one of the eligible occupations.
  • You are required to be currently employed or have a job offer from an employer in Sudbury in order to qualify for the Sudbury RNIP.
  • If you are not currently employed or have a job offer, please apply to job postings that meet your past work experience and education. You can find information on available positions by searching on or
  • The City of Greater Sudbury will not assist candidates with their job search.
  • Employers will conduct normal hiring practices, such as interviews and reference checks. You may be required to appear for an in-person interview at your expense.
  • You must have the RNIP Offer of Employment Form IMM 5984E and SRNIP-003 forms filled out and signed by your employer. It is your responsibility to upload these forms as part of your application.
  • The wage for the job being offered must be within the range of wages for that particular occupation within the Northeast region of Ontario (as identified by the federal government).
Step 4: Submit your application through the RNIP Survey Monkey Apply Portal.

*If you prefer to submit your RNIP application by registered mail, please contact us.

Step 5:  Application Review – RNIP Coordinator

If selected, your application will be reviewed by the RNIP Coordinator and you may be requested to undergo an interview. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Step 6: Application Review – Community Selection Committee

Selected candidate applications will be reviewed by the Community Selection Committee.

Step 7: Meeting the requirements

If it is determined that you meet the requirements of the RNIP, you will be given a recommendation letter from the Community selection committee. If you are determined not to meet the requirements of the RNIP, you will be advised that you will not be issued a recommendation from the Community Selection Committee. Your application will not be returned to the pool of candidates for future consideration.

Step 8:  Apply for Permanent Residency

Using the community recommendation letter, you can apply directly to IRCC for your Permanent Residency.

Step 9: IRCC Review

Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada will do further review, including a medical review, financial review, and criminal record checks.

Step 10: Move to Sudbury

Once you have received your Permanent Residency, you can make arrangements for you and your family to move to Sudbury.


  • Draws will occur on a regular basis throughout the year. Eligible applications not drawn may be retained for future draws.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Community Selection Committee on a regular basis.
  • Job application timelines will vary depending on the employer and job you are applying for.

Other important information:

  • Due to the high volume of applications and expressions of interest, we will not be able to answer all inquiries. If you do not hear from us within 8 weeks, it is likely your application is not being considered at this time.
  • Email is the preferred method of communication. Please contact [email protected] before visiting municipal offices in person.
  • The City of Greater Sudbury is not affiliated with any immigration representative, nor do we give preferential treatment to applicants who have hired an immigration representative. However, if you choose to have your paperwork completed by an immigration representative, please refer to the IRCC website for information on making an informed choice.
  • There are other pathways to immigration through IRCC that you may wish to explore.

Please note that applications will not be considered if they are incomplete and/or do not meet the minimum criteria.

Community Requirements

In addition to the federal eligibility criteria, applicants for the RNIP program will be assessed on their intention to live and work in Greater Sudbury* after they have received their permanent residence.

We will prioritize candidates for recommendation using a point-based system. An applicant’s score will assist us in determining the likelihood that an applicant and their family will be able to:

  • Contribute to an urgent or important need in Sudbury’s local economy
  • Build strong relationships with community members

We believe that applicants with higher scores will have a better ability to integrate into Sudbury and stay in our community in the long-term.

For details on the assessment factors to be used to assess candidates, please refer to form SRNIP 001 – the RNIP Candidate Assessment Form.

*Refers to the area within the boundaries of Sudbury as defined by the Ministerial instructions.