In order to participate in the Pilot in Timmins, the employer must:
- Be eligible to issue genuine offers of employment (job offers), as defined in the most recent Ministerial Instructions with respect to the Rural and Northern Community Immigration Class.
- Be located within the community boundaries, as defined by the most recent Ministerial Instructions with respect to the Rural and Northern Community Immigration Class.
- Be an active business within the community boundaries [referenced above in (b)] for at least 2 years prior to providing the candidate with a job offer. If not, a business or organization may still qualify if it can show:
- That they have been in operation for at least two years and have recently relocated to within the community boundaries; and
- Can demonstrate capital investments in the community of over $100,000.00; and
- Can demonstrate with a business plan that it is financially stable and will be able to meet the contractual obligations of the job offer; and
- Can demonstrate with a business plan that it is of benefit to the economic or social development of the community; and
- Provide proof that they have engaged with an Employment Ontario Service provider to recruit local employees.
- Have no outstanding orders made against them under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 or the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Not be in violation of the Immigration, Refugee and Protection Act (IRPA) or Immigration, Refugee and Protection Regulations.
- Have no outstanding penalties or charges with the Municipal Planning & Building Department, and that both property taxes and water and sewer accounts are current with no past due balances.
- Provide or have intention to provide a genuine job offer co-signed by the candidate that meets the requirements of the Ministerial Instructions.
- Demonstrate that they are confident that the individual is reasonably able to carry out the functions of the job offer, as demonstrated by past work experience, interviews and reference checks completed by the employer.
- Attest that they did not receive any form of payment in exchange for the job offer.
- Demonstrate that they have made efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to providing the job offer by advertising the position on jobsintimmins.com, and at least one other job search website, for a minimum of two weeks.
- The employer has not directly or indirectly misrepresented or withheld any fact relating to a relevant matter that could influence the decision of allowing them to participate in the program.
The above employer eligibility requirements have been updated on December 31, 2021 and are in effect from that date forward.