Immigration pilots are limited term programs specifically designed to address the needs of particular areas and communities in Canada. They aim to bring unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled foreigners in to address these shortages by creating a path to permanent residence for those who want to live and work permanently in Canada.
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
This pilot is geared for individual towns to address shortages in the labour market. It is similar to the PNP in that if you can get a job offer from a participating business within the community, you will receive a nomination from the local government for permanent residency.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
If you are a foreign skilled worker with a valid job offer from a participating business or a foreign graduate from a publicly funded post secondary school institution in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador you may be eligible to apply for permanent residency through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
This pilot opens the door for unskilled and semi-skilled workers who may have struggled to find pathways to permanent residency in the past. Canada has a significant shortage in the food production industry and have thus created this avenue to address the problem. Canadian immigration will process 2,750 permanent resident applications annually for foreign farm labourers, farm supervisors, harvesters, butchers and food processing labourers.