We would highly recommend that you read the full Guide 0118 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot provided by IRCC:

Before you complete your application submission to IRCC directly, please ensure that the RNIP community you are applying to has provided you with the Community Recommendation prior to submitting all the other documents to IRCC (please note, some documents are the same that will be submitted in your Candidate profile to the Community, to receive the Community Recommendation; please keep these documents as they will be used again to submit directly to IRCC).

Please review the information below and follow the steps carefully.

Application Process


Please note that it is incumbent on candidates to find suitable employment in our area.  The North Bay Area RNIP team will not assist candidates with their search for employment.  More information regarding employment can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

To apply for an eligible job in the community:

Build Your Candidate Profile

You must have the RNIP Offer of Employment Form filled out and signed by your employer.  It is your responsibility to upload this form as part of your application.

RNIP Offer of Employment Form (IMM 5984)

National occupation codes for the North Bay & area RNIP

Healthcare & Social Work

NOC 31301: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 33102: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

NOC 32101: Licensed practical nurses

NOC 31102: General practitioners and family physicians

NOC 41300: Social Workers

NOC 42202: Early childhood educators and assistants

NOC 42201: Social and community service workers

NOC 44101: Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

NOC 3111: Specialist Physicians

Trades (licensed or unlicensed)

NOC 72020: Heavy duty equipment mechanics

NOC 72410: Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

NOC 72400: Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

NOC 75110: Construction trades helpers and laborers

NOC 72106: Welders and related machine operators

NOC 72013: Carpenters

NOC 72011: Electricians

NOC 72012: Plumbers

NOC 73300: Transport Truck Drivers

NOC 72021: Heavy equipment operators

NOC 74203: Automotive and heavy truck and equipment parts installers and servicers

Business Administration

NOC 11100: Auditors, accountants and investment professionals

NOC 10019: Administrative services supervisors

NOC 12200: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

Information Technology

NOC 20012: Computer and information systems managers

NOC 21311: Computer Engineers

NOC 21222: Information systems specialists

NOC 21223: Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 21231: Software engineers and designers

Other Professionals

NOC 21200: Architects

NOC 22210: Architecture, Technologists and Technicians

NOC 21300, 21301, 21310: Civil, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, Technologists and Technicians

NOC 72020: Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors

NOC 22313: Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors

NOC 72600: Air pilots, flight engineers

NOC 13111: Legal Administrative Assistants

Open NOC (max of 10 applicants)

*Applicants with a job offer not listed above will be considered only at the discretion of the Community Recommendation Committee. 

High skill level occupations such as, legal, supervisors in call centres and chefs are examples of jobs being considered under the Open NOC.

Don’t know your NOC?

Visit the National Occupational Classification website to find it.

We are not accepting any front line staff in retail, food services and hospitality at this time.  If you don’t see your NOC above, yet you fit under one of the categories listed, please email the coordinator to ask if your NOC is eligible; the above are just some of the NOCs listed in those categories.

Candidates should complete the schedule 1 and submit it to the Community via their candidate profile.

The IMM5911 form can be found below:

Schedule 1 – Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (IMM 5911)

To apply for the Community Recommendation, candidates must submit the following documents to the Community via their candidate profile:

Below is a sample of the  Candidate Committee Criteria Score Sheet:

North Bay RNIP - Candidate Committee Criteria Score Sheet

North Bay RNIP - Candidate Committee Criteria Score Sheet

Please consult and complete the Document Checklist to ensure you have all the other documents.

Fraud and Misrepresentation

Fraud and misrepresentation are taken very seriously by the RNIP Community and by IRCC. Any business or individuals found to be misrepresenting themselves or committing fraud will be banned from applying for recommendation for the duration of the pilot, along with any associated parties.

Misrepresentation and fraud can take many forms, including but not limited to:

  • Submission of fraudulent documents
  • Accepting or offering money for a job offer
  • Intentionally misleading the Community

It is important to note the following:

  • All decisions made by the Community are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Receiving a recommendation from the Community does not guarantee permanent residence; IRCC has sole authority to approve or refuse any or all applications for permanent residency.