Pilot Programs

Canadian Immigration Pilot Programs

Here are the popular Canadian Immigration Pilot Program options for those who want to work in a certain field and are planning to settle in Canada. We select the best available program options for you !

From time to time, Canada immigration department launch pilot programs which are usually for 3-5 years period. Currently the following pilot programs are available,

This pilot is geared for individual towns in small communities of Canada to address their labor shortages. A job offer from participating community will get you nomination of that community and hence getting PR would be accessible. Only provincial designated employer can support foreign worker or an international student in Atlantic Provinces. Signing an offer of permanent employment and getting a settlement plan from settlement service provider organization is part of this program.
AGRI FOOD PILOT – Eligible Agri- food sector has started this program to address the labor shortage for experienced, non-seasonal workers. Under this pilot program of Permanent residence, Canadian work experience is required along with other requirements. HOME/CHILD CARE PROVIDER PILOT – This pilot program provides in-home caregivers with the opportunity to become a permanent resident once they have 2 years of eligible work experience in Canada.
BC TECH PILOT – This program allows the technology sector in BC to attract and retain the talent it needs to grow the sector further. BCPNP issues invitations on a weekly basis to qualified registrants. HEALTH CARE WORKERS PR PATHWAY – This is most recent program for eligible refugee claimants to apply for permanent residence if they provided direct patient health care during COVID-19 pandemic.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

RNIP is a community driven program. It is designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to PR for skilled foreign worker who wants to live and work in one of these participating communities:

1. North Bay ON
2. Sudbury ON
3. Timmins ON
4. Sault ste Marie ON
5. Thunder Bay ON
6. Brandon MB
7. Altona/Rhineland MB
8. Moose Jaw SK
9. Claresholm AB
10. Vernon BC
11. West Kootenay BC
1. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/rural-northern-immigration-pilot.html Rural and Northern Pilot program
2. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/agri-food-pilot/about.html Agri food pilot program
3. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/atlantic-immigration-pilot.html Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
4. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/economic-classes/pathways-for-caregivers/child-care-provider-support-pilots/application-process.html Home Child care / Home support worker Pilot Program
5. https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/B-C-Provincial-Nominee-Program/BC-PNP-Tech-Pilot BC Tech Pilot Program
6. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/healthcare-workers-permanent-residence/eligibility.html Health Care worker for refugee pilot program

EDO- Economic Development Organization of a participating community. Each EDO has its own recommendation application procedures but IRCC has the authority to make the final decision.


1. Intend to live in the community
2. Within the last 3 years, at least 1-year continuous full time work experience
3. Must have valid job offer in NOC O, A,B,C,D
4. Recommendation from the community
5. Qualification assessment or Canadian Education
6. Language: NOC C/D =CLB 4; NOC B 5; NOC A/O=6

*Note: International Students who graduated with a degree or diploma, certificate from a Canadian post-secondary institution located in the community are exempt from work experience in 2+ years of post-secondary education or master’s degree.

Temporary Resident Visa Temporary Resident Permit
TRV also known as Visitor Visa is an official document placed in the passport. It shows requirements are met to enter Canada Most Visitor Visa holders can stay up to 6 months in Canada. TRP is a short visa granted to applicants who are otherwise ineligible to enter Canada. Application is the same as TRV but the processing fee is $200 and extra documentation is to be provided to get authorization from CBSA officer at POE or Immigration Officer of IRCC.
Eligibility Eligibility
1. Valid Travel Document 1. Any court document related to charges, connections, sentences
2. Convince Officer that stay is short and you will leave Canada at the end of your stay. 2. Letter of reference
3. Have enough money to support yourself during your stay. 3. Personal statement from applicant TRP is also granted to,
4. Strong ties to home country -visitors

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