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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs (AIPP) in 2017 to promote migration in the four Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. This pilot program proved to be in the spotlight for the new immigrants as it exhibited to be the low entry barrier for entry into Canada. Similarly, the IRCC launched a pilot program called Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). This program gained the spotlight, too, as many content writers started publishing articles and blogs by mentioning this pilot. This pilot also focused on having fewer entry barriers for entering the country. On the other hand, the would-be immigrants started searching for keywords related to this new ‘revolutionary’ pilot.

Both the programs gained considerable attention from the bloggers as well as new immigrants. The main reason behind more and more probable immigrants drawing towards these pilot programs is the low entry barrier for language proficiency. Whether its skilled or semi-skilled occupations under these pilot programs, the language requirement is much lower as compared to the federal or other provincial nominee programs. Also, both AIPP and RNIP do not have a point system, which means anyone who becomes eligible to apply under these pilot programs does not require to compete with thousands of others based on points.  Both AIPP and RNIP pilots give assurance for successful immigration. The critical point that the majority of interested applicants are missing out is that these pilot programs are primarily based on a genuine job offer from a designated Canadian employer willing to support their Canada PR application.

AIPP and RNIP require a genuine employment offer either in the Atlantic Provinces or one in the rest of the eleven participating regions. Hence, people should focus on finding valid employment, which qualifies them for the respective program.

Apart from a job offer, one must have qualified work experience, meet the educational requirements and should intend to live in the community.  If you have any questions regarding any of the pilot programs, do not hesitate to contact a licensed Canada immigration consultant.

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