Special Programs

In addition to regular federal and provincial immigration programs, there are specific regional or occupational immigration programs.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a fast-track immigration program for skilled immigrants, with priority given to those who want to settle in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The AIPP has three streams: Atlantic International Graduate Program, Atlantic High-Skilled Program, and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program.

This program was launched in March 2017. Since 2020, the program became permanent, with yearly quotas of up to 5000 immigrants.

Foreign workers can be nominated by a designated employer in Atlantic Canada for work permits and PR.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program is a new immigration program for skilled immigrants, who want to settle in eleven Northern and Rural communities in 5 provinces.

These communities are North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Timmins in Ontario; Brandon and Altona/Rhineland in Manitoba; Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan; Claresholm in Alberta; Vernon and West Kootenay in British Columbia

Applicants can be nominated by a designated rural or northern municipality for work permits and PR.

Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

The Caregiver Immigration Programs are intended for nannies and caregivers who wish to become PRs in Canada. In 2019, the government cancelled all old programs for caregivers and implemented the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. Caregiver pilots may become permanent if the results will be regarded as successful.

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot aims to help Canadian families rely on nannies or caregivers by providing an efficient way to hire qualified child care providers from abroad.

The Home Support Worker Pilot allows a worker employed as a home support worker to apply for PR if their employer has been approved to hire such employees.

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Program (AFIP)

The AFIP is a new program, launched in 2019. It seeks to address labour and demographic challenges in the agri-food sector by attracting skilled workers from abroad. Applicants can be nominated by designated employers for work permits and PR together with their family members.

Under this program, Canada considers PR applications for Farm supervisors or specialized livestock workers (NOC B 8252), Industrial butchers (NOC C 9462) or retail butchers (NOC B 6331), Food processing labourers (NOC D 9617), General farm workers (NOC C 8431), and Harvesting labourers(NOC D 8611).

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