Pilot Programs

Pilots programs are a temporary program implemented for a certain period and subject to evaluation before being adopted as a formal immigration program. Currently, there are three pilot programs: AFIP (Agri-Food Immigration Pilot), RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot), and Caregivers.

AFIP (Agri-Food Immigration Pilot).

AFIP aims to hire skilled workers with expertise, regardless of the season, to address labor demands in the Canadian agri-food sector.

※ Implemented from March 2020 to May 2025

  • AFIP Requirementsarr

    Work Experience

    Minimum 1 year of full-time experience within the last 3 years in a relevant occupation

    Job Offer

    Full-time job offer (minimum 30 hours/week)


    CLB 4 or higher


    High school graduation


    Proof of settlement funds

RNIP (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot).

RNIP is designed to encourage immigration to smaller communities and northern regions in order to address the growing population concentration in major cities and southern areas.

※ Implemented since December 2019 and scheduled to run for 5 years until February 2024.

  • ON

    North bay



    Sault Ste. Marie

    Thunder Bay

  • MB



  • SK

    Moose Jaw

  • AB


  • BC
    British Columbia


    West Kootenay

  • RNIP Requirementsarr

    International Student
    Work Experience

    Minimum 1 year of full-time experience (including overseas) within the last 3 years


    Job Offer

    Full-time job offer (minimum 30 hours/week)


    TEER 0 and 1: CLB/NCLC 6
    TEER 2 and 3: CLB/NCLC 5
    TEER 4 and 5: CLB/NCLC 4


    High school graduation

    Graduation from a local institution (2 years or more)


    Regional recommendation letter
    Proof of settlement funds

Caregivers .

Caregivers aim to provide an opportuinity for many individuals to immigrate to Canada while assisting Canadian households with their domistic needs.
※ Started as a pilot program on June 18, 2019, and scheduled to end in June 2024.

  • Operate as a pilot program for five years

  • Approval for a work permit without requiring a job offer

  • Eligibility to apply even without related work experience

  • Eligibility to apply even without related qualifications or education

  • Path to permanent residency with two years of experience

  • Relatively manageable English and education requirements

  • Program Application Requirementsarr

    Job offer

    minimum of 30 hours per week


    minimum high school graduation, Education Credential Assessment required for non-Canadian schools


    CLB 4 or higher

  • 01Home Child Care Provider arr

    A Home Child Care Provider primarily assists parents in caring for their children who are under 18 years old, and they often help with household chores.

    • Related Occupations

    - Babysitter
    - Child care live-in caregiver
    - Child care provider - Private home
    - Nanny / Parent’s helper
    - Babysitter - Fitness center
    - Babysitter - Shopping center

  • 02Home Support Workerarr

    A Home Support Worker primarily assists individuals in need of rehabilitation therapy, seniors, persons with disabilities, and others requiring assistance in their homes. This may involve aiding individuals with limited mobility in their movements or assisting with medication-related activities. Services can be provided not only at the client's home but also at the caregiver's residence.

    • Related Occupations

    - Attendant for persons with disabilities - Home care
    - Family caregiver
    - Home support worker
    - Live-in caregiver - Seniors
    - Personal aide - Home support
    - Personal care attendant - Home care
    - Respite worker - Home support
    - Doula
    - Home visitor - Infant care


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