IRCC has several pilot programs to test immigration results. These programs are implemented for a few years, and if successful, the program may become effective.
- Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot – EMPP: This program is directed to talented refugees who meet eligibility for economic immigration programs and are admissible to Canada. Candidates must be eligible for any of the following immigration programs: Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP).
- Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot – Ends June 2024: Caregivers have been an incredible support for Canadians over decades. These programs have accepted approximately 1,600 caregivers and their families as permanent residents. On April 30, 2023, one of the requirements, work experience of two years, was reduced to one year.
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot – Ends August 2024: Different communities in Canada need permanent residences that are skillful and can contribute to its economic growth. Every year this program can take up to a maximum of 2,750 applicants and an average of 125 new arrivals per community per year. Participating communities are:
Each aims for economic growth according to its needs. These are the communities,
- North Bay, ON
- Sudbury, ON
- Timmins, ON
- Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- Thunder Bay, ON
- Brandon, MB
- Altona/Rhineland, MB
- Moose Jaw, SK
- Claresholm, AB
- Vernon, BC
- West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson, BC
Agri-Food Pilot – Ends May 2023: This program addresses the need for workers in the following industries: meat product manufacturing,
greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production, and animal production, not including aquaculture. For those already working or interested in working, you will need to have a full-time offer of employment, be able to show previous experience and meet language requirements.