On January 10, 2023, Thunder Bay, ON, issued new community recommendations in the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The city approved the applications of 96 candidates whose evaluations scored as low as 42%. Last year, the community recommended a total of 377 candidates. Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) plans to hold the next draws on February 14, May 9, and July 11, 2023. The Thunder Bay CEDC will prioritize applicants for the recommendation who are most likely to settle and contribute to the local economy. Candidates who received a community recommendation can submit their applications for permanent residence in Canada to Immigration Canada (IRCC).