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NEW PILOT PROGRAMS CANADA

Not eligible for Express Entry? You may be eligible for one of Canadian Immigration Pilot programs with lower language scores requirement, little or no proof of funds.

Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilot program

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot programs have been introduced to allow qualified caregivers and their families the opportunity to apply for permanent residency alongside a job offer or past experience working in Canada in this profession.

The program will run for five years and is broken down into two parts, Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilot. Both programs have restricted numbers on applications.  

Applicants must work a minimum of thirty hours per week and care for either someone under 18 or over 65 or someone with a disability. A minimum of twenty four months’ work experience is required for permanent residency.  The work permit application is submitted along with the application for permanent residency and once the required twenty four months experience has been met the applicant can submit proof for the final decision.

Family members will be awarded an open work permit allowing them to work in any location and any profession. A family member can also be offered the opportunity to apply for a study permit which will allow them to study at a post secondary level for a period of more than six months.       

Other requirements necessary for these schemes are an English and/or French language test to a minimum standard, proof of financial support for the applicant and their family and the applicant must have a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent and some relevant work experience either in or outside Canada.

 

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a step to obtaining permanent residency for foreign skilled workers international graduates in one of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

There are three programs within the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, an applicant may qualify for more than one but cannot apply through more than one program. The program is designed to assist employers within these provinces to find skilled employees for jobs they cannot fill locally.

Applicants can either have graduated in a publicly funded learning institution within one of the four provinces, have been employed overseas in either a management role, professional role or a skilled or technical job for a minimum of twelve months. Alternatively, applicants would qualify for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program if they have employed in a overseas role which required them to have high school education or job specific training for a minimum of twelve months. 

Other requirements necessary are an English or French language test, proof of financial support for the applicant and their family and have a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent. 

A job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada, either within Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces must be received by the applicant before being able to apply for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. If an employer is not designated, they can apply to become designated.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program offers applicants and their family’s permanent residency within a six month time period.

 

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program is a scheme encouraging economic growth in certain communities by allowing foreign skilled workers to live and work there. 

The program is community driven and therefore the community will assess prospective applicants that fit the economic needs of the of the community, have a genuine employment opportunity that is in line with the needs of the community and intend to live and settle in the community. The community is also responsible for recommending applicants for permanent residency. 

Once an applicant has been offered full time permanent employment, an application for recommendation needs to be submitted to the community for its approval. If the community grants the recommendation, then the applicant can apply for permanent residency. 

Applicants need to meet minimum requirements as stated by IRCC. Applicants have to sit an English or French language test, have a minimum of one year’s continuous work experience and must include duties as listed within the National Occupation Classification (NOC) or applicants must be an international graduate who has studied at a publicly funded learning institution within the community. Applicants must also be able to prove settlement funds for them and their family and be able to illustrate education of high school level equivalent to that of a Canadian school. 

There are currently nine communities involved within this pilot program and several others being prepared for the scheme. The nine communities are Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste, Marie and Thunder Bay in Ontario, Brandon and Altona/Rhineland in Manitoba, Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Claresholm in Alberta and Vernon and West Kootenay in British Columbia.

Each community also has its own requirements.

 

Agri-Food Pilot Program

The Agri-Food Pilot has been introduced to assist the labour needs of the Canadian Agri-Food sector. It is a route to obtaining permanent residency for non-seasonal experienced workers in specific agri-food related industries.

Eligible industries can include meat product manufacturing, greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production and animal production. Within these industries are various occupations that are eligible for the Agri-Food Pilot Program.

The program will run until May 2023 and with a specific occupation annual limit on the number of applications for each occupation. This will take effect from 01st January each year for as long as the program runs.

Applicants must have eligible work experience of a minimum of one year during the previous three years prior to application. An offer of employment must be available and must meet the criteria. A job offer must be a non seasonal job, of full time hours (a minimum of thirty hours per week) and a permanent role with no end date set. The role must also fall within an average provincial salary guideline.

Other requirements necessary are an English or French language test, proof of financial support for the applicant and their family and have a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent.

 

Ontario Immigration Program: Regional Immigration Pilot

The Ontario Immigration Nominee Program is a two year pilot scheme and has been introduced to allow skilled foreign workers and international students apply for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.  The Ontario immigration Nominee Program – Regional Immigration Pilot Program is designed to support the economic growth of the province and fill labour shortages across small communities and rural areas within Ontario.

If an applicant qualifies for the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program under the Employer Job Offer streams and a job offer is from an employer within one of the designated communities the applicant may qualify for the Regional Immigration Pilot. The International Student stream offers students who have obtained either a Masters degree or a PhD in an eligible learning institution within Ontario. This stream will open and close throughout the year.

The Employer Job Offer category is designed for foreign skilled workers, the Foreign Workers Stream, who have a job offer within Ontario. There is also an In Demand Skills Stream which focuses on skill shortages within ten eligible occupations in any Ontario location and thirteen eligible occupations outside the Greater Toronto Area, GTA, in the province of Ontario, the two main sectors being construction and agriculture.

The Regional Immigration Program allows applicants qualifying under either the Foreign Workers Stream, the In Demand Skills Stream and the International Student Stream to live and work in three participating communities, Chatham-Kent, Cornwall, Quinte West and Belville.

Other requirements necessary are an English or French language test, proof of financial support for the applicant and their family and the applicant is required to hold a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent.

  

International Mobility Program: Yukon Community Pilot

The Yukon Community Pilot Program was launched in January 2020 and will run for until June 2023 as a provincial route to obtaining permanent residency. The aim of this initiative is to attract and retain immigrants within specified Yukon communities.

Applicants can have up to three job offers but all job offers must be within the same community. The job offers, however, can either be for the same employer or different employers. The multiple job offers must equate to full time employment, 1560 hours in a single year.

Communities that are included within this pilot program are Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Haines Junction, Watson Lake and Whitehorse.

Employers need to be eligible for this scheme. On submission of the application they need to be in a position to provide specific information to back up the job offers and illustrate that the job offer is genuine and will create economics benefits and opportunities and that the working conditions and salaries are suitable for a Canadian national. Should the employer leave the scheme due to not having work for the applicant, the Yukon will then assist in sourcing new employment for the foreign national.

The Yukon Community Pilot Program will offer applicants an open work permit for one of the six communities involved. Applicants will need to have received a nomination from the Yukon for permanent residency and then be able to obtain the open work permit. This will be valid for a duration of two years during which time permanent residency will be applied for and obtained.

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