Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program

Thank you for your interest in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program.  The City of North Bay, together with its partners, is excited to be a host community for this initiative. 

At this time, we are still unable to accept applications. To ensure you are on the list to receive updates on the program, please email

Please note, we do not accept any telephone inquiries. 

We recognize that the RNIP for North Bay and District was to start January 1, 2020.  Once the Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), we will send out requests to candidates that are currently in our region and already working for employers, that meet all the requirements set out by IRCC and the Community. 

Please be patient with the process; this is a five-year program. 

This website is NOT accepting applications to the program.


Welcome to North Bay

Located only a 3-hour drive north of Toronto, North Bay is a safe and welcoming community of approx. 51,553 people. You'll quickly discover that this is a vibrant city offering a healthy and balanced environment for working, living and raising a family. Here you'll find beautiful scenery, four distinct seasons of activity, a diverse economy, a state-of-the-art regional health centre and multi-level learning establishments.

With an increasing number of individuals accessing the programs and services offered through the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre and the established North Bay Local Immigration Partnership (formerly North Bay Newcomer Network), I am proud to say that this city has grown beyond just a welcoming community. North Bay is now a leading community of support offering settlement services to new residents from all parts of the world.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to North Bay - to experience an environment with clean air, abundant forests, and many amenities. The settlement services of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre are here to help every step of the way and can be contacted online, or by calling 1.877.495.8931.

Al McDonald
Mayor, City of North Bay

Date & Time

10:37 AM EST, Sunday September 27, 2020


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