Divisions of the TEDC
Projects supported by the TEDC include:
Grow your roots in the North
Timmins was selected as one of 11 communities across Canada to participate in RNIP. The current Timmins pilot is spearheaded by the Timmins Economic Development Corporation and numerous community partners.
Eligibility requirements and how to apply are outlined for Applicants and Employers below.
For program questions and inquiries:
Toll Free: 1-877-470-TEDC (8332).
For additional information regarding the program:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
February 22, 2024
Updates to the Timmins Regional RNIP are available on our website, including new application periods. Please ensure you are applying based on the most up-to-date information.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) plans to extend the timeline for communities to recommend Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) candidates until July 31, 2024.
The Timmins Regional RNIP will be scheduling new intake periods for February, March, April, May, and June 2024. Details and changes to Community Criteria will be posted on our website and Facebook page in the coming weeks.
Due to an increased number of applications received and a limited amount of recommendations left for the Pilot, the intake period scheduled for January 2024 is cancelled. The last intake period for the Timmins Regional RNIP will take place from December 17, 2023 at 12:00 am to December 23, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
There are a limited number of community recommendations that the Pilot can issue. We acknowledge that some people may not be able to use the Pilot before it ends. Please visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's website to learn about other pathways to immigrate to Canada.
As of October 2023, we have filled all of our Open NOC positions for the 2023 year. In order to ensure we maximize our recommendations this year, we will continue to accept open NOC applications. However, we will only be choosing from the Open NOC positions if we cannot fulfill our allocations through our priority occupations. Please note, we will be prioritizing the following sectors in the Open NOC category: Mining, Quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21), Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48), Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71).
The Timmins Regional RNIP Community Criteria has been updated. There has been an increase for maximum points a spouse can receive for work experience in section 10) b. A new section for children of the principal applicant has been added in section 10) g. The new Community Criteria will take effect immediately. Anyone applying for a community recommendation after September 1, 2023 will be considered under the new criteria.
As part of our efforts to prioritize French Language Essential Occupations, the Timmins Regional RNIP is introducing a monthly francophone draw. Please see step 5 in the applicant section for up-to-date information on our general monthly draws and our francophone-specific draws.
The Timmins Regional RNIP has made changes to their priority occupations. The following NOCs are no longer considered priority occupations within the boundaries: NOC 60020 Retail and wholesale trade managers and NOC 60030 Restaurant and food service managers. NOC 60020 and NOC 60030 will now fall under the Open NOC Category. These changes will come into effect as of our next intake period, which begins on Sunday, May 21, 2023. For more information on priority NOC codes and eligible occupations, please visit Step 2 in the Applicant section below.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are switching to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification. Any future applications submitted to the Timmins Regional Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot must use the IRCC NOC 2021 page for the most accurate and up-to-date program information.
The Timmins Regional RNIP is moving to an Applicant Pool and Draw System. The current intake period is closing on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm. You can find more information regarding our new system under Step 5 of the Applicants section below for a list of upcoming intake periods.
Please refer to the Guide 0118 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot before submitting your application. The guide can answer any questions you have regarding eligibility and gives step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application forms.
In order to participate in the Timmins Regional Pilot, the employer must:
The following businesses/organizations are not eligible to participate in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot:
The above employer eligibility requirements have been updated on November 29, 2022 and are in effect from that date forward.