Pilot Programs

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a community-driven program. It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a pathway to Permanent Residence (PR) for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in one of the “Participating Communities”.

To be eligible, you must –

  • have qualifying work experience or have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in the recommending community
  • meet or exceed the language requirements
  • meet or exceed the educational requirements
  • prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
  • intend to live in the community
  • meet community-specific requirements
  • have temporary resident status (if you are in Canada when you apply)

If you meet all of the requirements, you can start to look for an eligible job in the community.

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland & Labrador. The program helps employers hire qualified candidates for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

The Atlantic Immigration Program replaced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. You can now submit your permanent residence application to the program.

Agri-Food Pilot

The Agri-Food Pilot helps address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector.

The pilot provides a pathway to Permanent Residence (PR) for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023.

To apply for permanent residence under the Agri-Food Pilot, you need –

  • eligible Canadian work experience in one or more of the eligible industries and occupations
  • a full-time, non-seasonal job offer from a Canadian employer in one of the eligible industries and occupations (outside of Quebec)
  • to meet or exceed the language requirements
  • to meet or exceed the educational requirements
  • to have settlement funds (if applicable)
  • to maintain temporary resident status (if already in Canada)

Yukon Community Pilot

The Yukon Community Pilot (YCP) is a new stream of the Yukon Nominee Program. The YCP was launched in 2020 and will run for 3 years. You do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

If you have a valid nomination for permanent residence from Yukon, you may be eligible for a 2-year location-restricted open work permit under the YCP.

To qualify for the work permit, you must:

  • have 2 or 3 eligible job offers
  • have a signed letter of support from the Government of Yukon
  • meet the general requirements for a work permit

HSWP and HCCPP Programs

The Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP) and Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP) are two economic pilot programs for foreign national CAREGIVERS who –

  • have a qualifying job offer or Canadian work experience for work in an eligible caregiver occupation
  • meet minimum education and language proficiency requirements
  • intend to reside in a participating province or territory other than Quebec
  • have the ability to become economically established in Canada

Contact us if you want to apply for any of the Pilot Programs.