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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

Timmins was selected as one of 11 communities across Canada to participate in RNIP. The Timmins pilot is spearheaded by the Timmins Economic Development Corporation and the numerous partners involved in the Timmins Employer Council.

Follow the steps below for eligibility requirements and how to apply.
For program questions and inquiries, email or call Toll Free: 1-877-470-TEDC (8332).
For additional information regarding the program, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Use of an Immigration Representative

The use of an immigration representative is not required and does not affect the applicant’s chance of receiving a recommendation. If applicants choose to have paperwork completed by an Immigration Representative, please refer to the IRCC website for information on making an informed choice.


Timmins Employers

Timmins employers meeting the requirements below are eligible. Employers must be approved by TEDC prior to issuing an Offer of Employment Form to prospective RNIP candidates. Employers may contact the TEDC to be approved either in advance of hiring a foreign national or when they find a foreign national they wish to hire.

In order to participate in the pilot in Timmins, the employer must:

  • Be eligible to issue genuine job offers, as defined in the Ministerial Instructions;
  • Be located within the census agglomeration of Timmins;
  • Be an active business in Timmins for at least 2 years prior to providing the candidate with a job offer. Special exceptions may be made to incorporated businesses or organizations that have been in operation for at least two years and that have recently expanded or relocated to Timmins by demonstrating physical or human capital investments in the community of over $100,000.00;
  • 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 City of Timmins Planning & Building department, and that both property taxes and water and sewer accounts are current with no past due balances;
  • 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 their efforts to recruit a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident prior to providing the job offer.