Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program Seeking Members for Community Selection Committee

18-Sep-2019

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation in collaboration with the City of Greater Sudbury is seeking members for its Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program’s (RNIP) Community Selection Committee. 

Residents who are interested are invited to apply online at investsudbury.ca by Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 4 p.m.
   
The Community Selection Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications from potential applicants who have been matched with a job opportunity in Greater Sudbury. The committee will also be responsible for recommending candidates, who have met the selection criteria, to the next phase of the process with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) 

Service on the RNIP Selection Committee is an unpaid, volunteer position. 

The Community Selection Committee will participate in monthly meetings from November 1, 2019 to August 31, 2023 for up to half a day.  Committee members are also required to participate in a mandatory three to four day training session during the week of October 7, 2019.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, visit www.investsudbury.ca/selectioncommittee or call 311.

About the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program:
The RNIP is a community-driven immigration program funded by the federal government. It is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in Greater Sudbury. For more information on the program visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/rural-northern-immigration-pilot/about.html.

About the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation:
The GSDC is the economic development arm of the City of Greater Sudbury, consisting of an 18-member volunteer board of directors, including City Councillors and the Mayor, and supported by City staff. 

The GSDC acts as a catalyst for economic development initiatives and supports the attraction, development and retention of business in the community. Board members represent various private and public sectors including mining supply and services, small and medium-sized enterprises, hospitality and tourism, finance and insurance, professional services, retail trade, and public administration.

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