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Pilot Programs

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) lets the Government of Canada to run various pilot programs of temporary nature, but which are meant to test out conditions and requirements for new permanent programs. Currently, Canada runs 4 pilot programs. The pilots are the real deal and many individuals have successfully immigrated to Canada through them. These programs are temporary and have limited capacity for in-take applications, so rush to give us a call to guide you through the various requirements.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a program for recent graduates from the Atlantic colleges and universities (DLIs) or for skilled workers and who agree to live and work in Atlantic provinces.

Language:

  • English or French – IELTS Listening – 4.5; IELST Reading – 3.5; IELST Writing and Speaking – 4.
Type/Level of Work Experience:
  • Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these occupations: Executive/manager; Professional; Technician or in intermediary jobs that require on the job training or limited formal education.
Amount of Work Experience:
  • 1 year or 1560 hrs. in the last 3 years;
  • The work experience must be in 1 occupation, but can be with different employers;
  • Work experience also acquired during a period of study is allowed, as long as the work hours did not exceed what was authorized under a study permit.
Job Offer:
  • Required, from the participating employers. LMIA is not required.
*Contact YPSWA and Providence Group for help with headhunting services. Education:
  • Canadian or foreign; any level education will suffice it.

Home Child Care Provider & Home Support Worker Pilot Program:

Canada created this pilot program to replace the caregiver program that suffered negative attention in the press. Only a limited number of applicants is accepted into the program, so do not hesitate to contact Arcadia today.

Language:

  • English or French – IELST 5.
Type/Level of Work Experience:
  • Canadian experience as Home Child-Care Provider or Home Support Worker;
Amount of Work Experience:
  • 0 experience with a condition of probationary employment;
  • 2 years in the last 3 years;
  • Canadian work experience does not need to be continuous.
Job Offer:
  • Required, but LMIA is not.
Education:
  • Canadian one-year post-secondary (or higher) educational credential.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program:

It’s designed to spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities by creating a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in the northern parts of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. This program is open to the workers with qualifying work experience or to the students who have graduated from a college in the participating community.

Language:

  • English or French – (for Executives/managers) IELST Listenning, Writing and Speaking - 5.5; IELST Reading - 5;
  • English or French – (for Professionals) IELST - 5;
  • English or French – (for Technicians or Manual Workers) IELST Listening - 4.5; IELST Reading - 3.5; IELST Writing and Speaking - 4.
Type/Level of Work Experience:
  • Canadian or foreign experience in 1 of these occupations: Executive/manager; Professional; Technician or in intermediary jobs that require on the job training or limited formal education.
Amount of Work Experience:
  • 1 year of (continuous or interrupted) work experience for at least 1,560 hours in the past 3 years.
Job Offer:
  • Required, from a participating community. No LMIA is needed;
  • A Job offer can be at the same occupational level or +/- 1 level of the NOC code that matches your work experience. Exception: If your experience is in the manual labourforce (intermediary jobs that require on the job training or limited formal education), then the job offer you are offered must be in the same "manual" occupation, too.
Education:
  • Canadian or foreign high school diploma, post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree

Agri-Food Pilot Program:

Agri-Food Pilot helps address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector. The pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023.

Language:

  • English or French – IELTS Listening - 4.5; IELTS Reading – 3.5; IELTS Writing and Speaking – 4.
Type/Level of Work Experience: Canadian work experience only obtained while on Temporary Foreign Worker Program with Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) submitted in the last 12-months when hiring an employee. Work experience in 1 or more of the following occupations:
  • Meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116):
    • NOC B 6331 – Retail butchers;
    • NOC C 9462 – Industrial butchers;
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC D 9617 – Food processing labourers;
  • Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers;
    • NOC D 8611 – Harvesting labourers;
  • Cattle ranching and farming (NAICS 1121):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers;
  • Hog and pig farming (NAICS 1122):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers;
  • Poultry and egg production (NAICS 1123):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers;
  • Sheep and goat farming (NAICS 1124):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers;
  • Other animal production (NAICS 1129):
    • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers;
    • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers.
Amount of Work Experience:
  • 1 year (1,560 hours) of non-seasonal, full-time work in the past 3 years;
  • In 1 or more of the selected occupations above.
Job Offer:
  • Job offer must be permanent and full-time.
Education:
  • Canadian or foreign high school diploma or from designated organization or professional body.

Headhunting services:

YPSWA offers headhunting services. You can post your resume on the YPSWA Website to help you search for the right job offer.