Qualifying jobs:

Employment opportunities shared on this page are in occupations that qualify for the Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot in Thunder Bay.  All positions posted are with eligible employers. To view the full job posting click the link in the description. Employment opportunities will be added throughout the pilot.

How to apply:

Interested job seekers must apply directly to employers following the instructions outlined in the job advertisement.  The Thunder Bay CEDC does not provide job matching services, do not send resumes or cover letters to the CEDC.  Employers will not be accepting inquiries from third parties (eg: immigration consultants) regarding job applications.

Next Steps:

Securing employment in any of the posted jobs does not guarantee a community recommendation or permanent residence through the Thunder Bay Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot.  Once you have received a qualifying job offer with an eligible employer, you will be authorized to apply for a community recommendation.


Employment Opportunities

 National Occupation Classification - Skill Level A

3012 Registered Nurse - St. Joseph’s Care Group

 National Occupation Classification - Skill Level B

2271 Captain: Air Transport – Air Bravo *NEW*


3233 Registered Practical Nurse – St. Joseph’s Care Group


7312 310T Licensed Mechanic – McKevitt Trucking

 National Occupation Classification - Skill Level C

3413 Personal Support Worker - St. Joseph’s Care Group


7511 Canada/USA Class AZ International Truck Driver – McKevitt Trucking


7511 Transport Truck Driver – Bruno’s Contracting


7521 Heavy Equipment Operator – Bruno’s Contracting


9411 Machine Operator – Thunder Bay Hydraulics *NEW*

Details of the position: Full-Time (40 Hours per week) – Starting $16/hour

The Machine operator position is a critical position in our Hydraulic Machine Shop. This position is an entry level position that focuses on the basics of machining, metal preparation and completed parts. Job duties include: setting up a job, inserting parts and taking parts out of the CNC machine. Checking parts for quality checks. Performing basic maintenance checks to the machine during a typical shift. The position reports directly to the department head (CNC Machining) which further reports to the Shop Manager. Please send resume with a paragraph on how you can add value to our organization to jcrozier@thunderbayhydraulics.com


9414 Concrete, Clay & Stone Forming Operator – Bruno’s Contracting

 National Occupation Classification - Skill Level D


Other Employment Opportunities:

Looking for work in Thunder Bay?  Check out our various employment directories to find new opportunities and apply to employers directly. If an employer is interested in using the RNIP, please direct them to our office.

Become an approved Employer:

The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is currently accepting applications from employers located within the Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area who are interested in recruiting under the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). 

In order to qualify as an employer who can use the RNIP to fill a job vacancy or support the retention of a current employee you must meet the program’s employer requirements.

Additionally, the candidate who you select to fill the position must meet both the federal eligibility criteria as well as the Thunder Bay community recommendation criteria. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with all of these criteria.  

If you would like to apply to become an approved employer,  please contact Emily Lauzon.