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Original language test results not required for certain immigration programs

Canada’s immigration department clarifies language test requirements for regional pilots and the Start-up Visa Program

Four Canadian immigration programs are now accepting copies of language test results instead of the originals.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now clarified that they will accept copies of language tests for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program, the Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) program, the Rural Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program, and the Start-up Visa Program.

Immigration candidates applying for Canadian immigration have to meet the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) requirements that are specific to each program. There are 12 levels in each skillset: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program for a life in Canada’s East coast

The AIP is a fast-track immigration program for foreigners who are interested in migrating to one of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Agri-Food Pilot for meat, mushroom and other farmworkers

The AFP is for foreigners who operate in certain occupations in Canada’s agri-food sector. Eligible candidates have full-time job offers for a 12-month period in meat processing, harvesting, greenhouse production and farm supervisor positions, among others.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot building Canadian communities

The RNIP is for foreigners who want to settle into one of the participating communities across Canada. So far, nine of the participating communities are accepting applications. Each municipality has its own entry requirements, but candidates first have to meet the federal government’s standards.

Start-up Visa Program for entrepreneurs

Foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a business in Canada can go through the Start-up Visa Program. In order to be considered for immigration under this program, candidates need to prove their business is supported by a designated organization through a venture capital fund or angel investor group, among other requirements.

Find out if you are eligible for any Canadian immigration programs at:

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