Despite the success of the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), business owners in Sudbury are finding it difficult to find foreign workers to fill vacant positions which are hampering their ability to succeed and grow. Many business owners are worried about having to move their business elsewhere if they can not find the workers to fill these positions.
Sudbury is among the 11 communities currently participating in the RNIP which also includes North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, and Thunder Bay. The RNIP's goal is to attract eligible foreign workers who can meet the demands of the local labor market to ensure the economic development of that community.