Popular Canadian Immigration Pilots to Become Permanent!

Popular Canadian Immigration Pilots to Become Permanent!

JUL 13, 2021

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NICKY VAN ZYL

They were initially designed as temporary gateways to fill skills and labor shortages in Canada with the help of immigrants but after their booming success and increasing popularity, the Canadian government has decided to make two of its immigration pilots permanent!

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the BC PNP Tech Pilot Project are officially here to stay and are currently open and accepting applications from people around the world looking for a better future in Canada.

Can you apply to immigrate to Canada through these popular Canadian immigration pilots? Find out below!

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

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The AIPP was launched as part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy to support the four Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia) in meeting specific labor market demands by giving businesses the ability to fill job vacancies quickly using one of three permanent immigration programs:

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program;
  • Atlantic High-skilled Program; and
  • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

AIP: Newcomers Stats 2017-2019

 

According to a report, the AIP successfully admitted 5,580 immigrants from the start of its launch date in March 2017 to December 2019. Of the 5,580 newcomers, 54% settled in New Brunswick, 34% settled in Nova Scotia, 10% chose Newfoundland and Labrador and another 10% chose to settle in Prince Edward Island. More interestingly, over the three-year period, 46% of the principal applicants were employed in NOC B jobs and 36% in NOC C jobs. The majority of these jobs don’t require higher education but a trade certification may be required for some regulated occupations in Canada.

AIP: Newcomers Stats 2017-2019
Details Figures
Overall admissions 5,580
New Brunswick Welcomed the majority of newcomers: 54%
Nova Scotia Welcomed the second-most newcomers: 34%
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Welcomed an equal amount of newcomers: 10%
NOC B: Technical and trade jobs The majority of newcomers (46%) had job offers in NOC B
NOC C: Intermediate jobs The second-most newcomers (36%) had job offers in NOC C

How many immigrants will be welcomed by the AIPP in the next three years? According to IRCC immigration targets, the AIPP will admit over 6,000 immigrants annually from 2021-2023.

AIP: Immigration Target 2021-2021
Year Target
2021 6,000
2022 6,250
2023 6,500

Moving to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Are you interested in being one of 18,750 newcomers settling in Atlantic Canada with your family? The most important thing to keep in mind is that the AIPP is an employer-driven program. This means that before you can submit an application for permanent residence you must have a full-time job offer in skill type/level A, 0, B, or C under the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The company that employs you must be designated as an employer taking part in the AIP. Otherwise, if an employer shows interest in you, you can always ask them to become designated. It’s good to know that if you secure a job then you could get a temporary work permit to travel to Canada and start working while your permanent residency application is being processed.

AIPP Requirements

Depending on specific criteria, you will qualify for one of three immigration pilot programs mentioned earlier. The programs are designed for international students who have studied in one of the Atlantic provinces, and the others are designed for highly-skilled and intermediate-skilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada’s Atlantic region.

Language skills

  • A minimum score of CLB 4 or higher in all four language abilities

Education

  • Atlantic high-skilled program: 1 year of full-time work experience (30 hours per week) in NOC A, B or 0

    Work Experience

    • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program: 1 year of full-time work experience (30 hours per week) in NOC C, NOC A 3012, NOC B 3233, NOC C 3413, NOC C 4412
      • Atlantic International Graduate Program: at least a 2-year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province.
      • Atlantic high-skilled program: a degree, diploma, or certificate, equal to a Canadian credential or a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree from a recognized institution.

        Proof of Funds

        British Columbia Tech Pilot (BC Tech Pilot)

        The British Columbia Tech Pilot (BC Tech Pilot) was introduced in 2017 to help address the labour gap in BC’s technology industry. The Pilot will now become a permanent feature that lets employers in British Columbia continue to attract skilled workers in 29 selected tech occupations and support their permanent residency in Canada.

        29 Eligible Occupations

        BC Tech Pilot: Newcomers Stats 2017-2020

         

        Newcomers are attracted to the large, urban cities such as Vancouver, Victoria, and Surrey in British Columbia that offer lucrative job opportunities in booming tech fields. Since the start of its launch in 2017, the BC Tech Pilot has nominated over 6,000 tech workers for permanent residency.

        BC Tech Pilot: Newcomers Stats 2018-2020
        Details Figures
        Overall nominations from 2017-2020 6,000
        Number of Nominations in 2018 1,135 nominated
        Number of Nominations in 2019 1,509 nominated
        Number of Nominations in 2020 1,855 nominated

        Moving to Canada through the BC Tech Pilot

        You can immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia as a skilled tech worker with a job offer in one of the eligible occupations listed above by applying to the BC Tech Pilot for a nomination. The Pilot is part of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) which nominates foreign workers for permanent residency in Canada.

        Canadian Immigration Pilots

        Now that these incredible Canadian immigration pilot programs have been made permanent you can make your move to Canada without worrying about program expiration deadlines. However, Canada is admitting a record-breaking 1.23 million immigrants over the next three years. This means that it’s never better to apply for permanent residency between 2021-2023! Optimize your chances of success by putting your application in the trusted hands of our immigration consultants who are recognized professionals of the ICCRC.

        • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program: a degree, diploma, or certificate, equal to a Canadian credential or a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized institution.
          • Atlantic International Graduate Program: This program doesn’t require work experience.
          • CAD $3,303 per family member including yourself (main applicant)
          1. Telecommunication carriers managers;
          2. Computer and information systems managers;
          3. Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
          4. Civil engineers
          5. Mechanical engineers
          6. Civil engineers
          7. Electrical and electronics engineers
          8. Chemical engineers
          9. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
          10. Information systems analysts and consultants
          11. Database analysts and data administrators
          12. Software engineers and designers
          13. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
          14. Computer programmers and interactive media developers
          15. Web designers and developers
          16. Computer programmers and interactive media developers
          17. Biological technologists and technicians
          18. Computer programmers and interactive media developers
          19. Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
          20. Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
          21. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
          22. Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
          23. Computer network technicians
          24. User support technicians
          25. Information systems testing technicians
          26. Authors and writers
          27. Editors
          28. Translators, terminologists and interpreters
          29. Broadcast technicians
          30. Audio and video recording technicians
          31. Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
          32. Graphic designers and illustrators
          33. Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts
          34. Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade

BC Tech Pilot: Newcomers Stats 2017-2020

Immigration_Tech_Pilot

Newcomers are attracted to the large, urban cities such as Vancouver, Victoria, and Surrey in British Columbia that offer lucrative job opportunities in booming tech fields. Since the start of its launch in 2017, the BC Tech Pilot has nominated over 6,000 tech workers for permanent residency.

BC Tech Pilot: Newcomers Stats 2018-2020
Details Figures
Overall nominations from 2017-2020 6,000
Number of Nominations in 2018 1,135 nominated
Number of Nominations in 2019 1,509 nominated
Number of Nominations in 2020 1,855 nominated

Moving to Canada through the BC Tech Pilot

You can immigrate to Canada and settle in British Columbia as a skilled tech worker with a job offer in one of the eligible occupations listed above by applying to the BC Tech Pilot for a nomination. The Pilot is part of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) which nominates foreign workers for permanent residency in Canada.

Canadian Immigration Pilots

Now that these incredible Canadian immigration pilot programs have been made permanent you can make your move to Canada without worrying about program expiration deadlines. However, Canada is admitting a record-breaking 1.23 million immigrants over the next three years. This means that it’s never better to apply for permanent residency between 2021-2023! Optimize your chances of success by putting your application in the trusted hands of our immigration consultants who are recognised professionals of the ICCRC.

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