Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: Timmins, Ontario

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: Timmins, Ontario

Those wishing to immigrate to Canada can apply for permanent residency in the municipality of Timmins.

Photo: Tourism Timmins / Facebook

The town of Timmins (province of Ontario), which is 680 km from Toronto, participates in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot created to connect foreign workers with Canadian employers from communities experiencing labour shortages.

Applicants must receive a community recommendation. For this, you must meet the requirements of the immigration program and the requirements of the town where you plan to move.

Federal requirements

All applicants interested in applying for a recommendation from Timmins must meet the requirements of the federal government:

  • 1 year of work experience within the last 3 years;
  • high school education;
  • language proficiency at the level appropriate to the profession;
  • sufficient amount of money;
  • job offer in a community.

Timmins community requirements

You must score a minimum of 65 points for your application to be considered (75 if you received a job offer as a retail manager or a supervisor in the food service industry). The maximum number of points is 200. Points are awarded as follows:

Criterion Points
Principal applicant (maximum 200 points)
Age
Under 25 or over 54 years old 0
25-39 years old 15
40-49 years old 8
50-54 years old 2
Language proficiency on the CLB scale
Points are awarded for each skill: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. For example, if you have CLB level 6 for all 4 skills, you receive 12 points (3 for each skill). You can get up to 20 points (for CLB 8 in all skills).
CLB level 6 3
CLB level 7 4
CLB level 8 5
Additional points for the second language  
CLB level 4 6
CLB level 5 8
CLB level 6 or higher 10
Work experience
1 year 2
2 years 3
3 years 5
4 years or more 7
Additional points for 1 year of experience in one of the priority occupations (list below) 8
Additional points for 2 years of experience in a priority occupation 12
Job offer
Candidate is employed by the employer issuing the job offer at the time of application 10
Job offer in a priority occupation 15
Job offer in a NOC level 0, A, or B occupation 8
Offered wage exceeds $17 CAD per hour 9
Employer has provided a mentor with whom the candidate will meet at least once a month for 1 year after application 10
Education
Completed academic program in Timmins lasting 2 years or more 10
Academic degree (Master's, PhD, etc.) 3
Qualification certificate corresponding to the job offer 7
Residence in Timmins
Candidate has lived in Timmins for more than 2 years 14
Candidate has lived in Timmins for 1 to 2 years 10
Candidate has lived in Timmins for 6 months to 1 year 4
Candidate does not live in Timmins but lived for more than 1 year within the last 10 years 8
Candidate does not live in Timmins but stayed more than 3 nights within the last 10 years (2 points for each trip, up to 6 points) 6
Connections to the community
Close relative in Timmins (parent, sibling, child) 10
Distant relative in Timmins (grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, niece) 6
Close friend in Timmins — 2 points each, up to 4 points 4
Experience of living in a similar community
Candidate lived in a small or rural community (less than 100,000 people and more than 100 km from a large city) — 2 points for each year of residence, up to 6 points 6
Candidate lived in a community with a cold climate (average winter temperature -10 ℃ or lower) — 3 points for each year, up to 9 points 9
Additional points for living in Timmins at the time of application 5
Connections with Timmins community organizations (15 points maximum)
Candidate volunteered with a Timmins organization for more than 3 months (points are awarded for each organization) 5
Candidate was part of a community group or sports team in Timmins for more than 3 months (points are awarded for each organization) 3
Points for the spouse or common-law partner (maximum 50)
Language proficiency
CLB level 4 6
CLB level 5 7
CLB level 6 8
Knowledge of the second language at the CLB level 4 or higher 4
Work experience
2 years 1
3 years 2
4 years 3
At least 1 year of experience in a priority profession 5
Employment
Spouse works in Timmins 4
Spouse works in Timmins in a priority profession 5
Spouse is eligible to work in Canada, but is not currently employed 4
Residence in Timmins
Spouse has lived in Timmins for more than 1 year 5
Spouse has lived in Timmins for 6 months to 1 year 3
Connections to the community
Close relative in Timmins 4
Distant relative in Timmins 3
Close friend in Timmins — 1 point for each, up to 2 points 2
Experience of living in a similar community (4 points maximum)
Spouse lived in a small or rural community — 1 point for each year, up to 2 points 2
Spouse lived in a community with a cold climate for 1 year — 2 points for each year, up to 4 points 4
Additional points for living in Timmins at the time of application 2
Connections with Timmins community organizations (3 points maximum)
Spouse volunteered in Timmins for more than 3 months (points are awarded for each organization) 2
Spouse was part of a community group or sports team in Timmins for more than 3 months (points are awarded for each organization) 1

Priority and excluded occupations

Timmins first invites applicants who have received a job offer in one of the priority occupations. The commission reserves the right to select or not select applicants whose occupations are not listed and will send no more than 20 such invitations per year.

The list of priority occupations includes:

  • healthcare professionals;
  • IT workers;
  • mechanics;
  • carpenters;
  • builders;
  • plumbing;
  • truck drivers;
  • miners;
  • machine operators;
  • auditors and accountants;
  • administrative service managers;
  • managers in the catering industry.

For a complete list of professions, see the official website of the Timmins community.

Representatives of some professions cannot immigrate to the community. Applications from such candidates may be considered on an exceptional basis if the employer has offered them a wage of more than $16.50 CAD per hour:

Also in two professions is limited admission, the commission can invite a maximum of 5 candidates per year:

How to apply

First of all, you should find a job in Timmins in one of the priority sectors or occupations. You can go to the official job portal of Timmins to find a job that matches your skills, experience, and education.

Then you must fill out the forms and gather the documents listed on the official website of Timmins. There is also an email address to which the application should be sent.

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