At HSM, temporary immigration programs are collectively referred to as special programs. The special feature of the program is that it is a program created under the assumption of a special situation unlike other federal and state programs, and that it is a program that can be stopped at any time at the judgment of the government. (Even if the program is suspended, after applying and being selected, you can continue to go through the permanent residency procedure as before)
Currently at HSM, special programs refer AIPP, RNIP, Agri-Food Pilot, and Caregiver. Among them, AIPP and RNIP are limited to specific areas, and Agri-Food Pilot and Caregiver are limited to specific occupations.
What makes special programs different from employment immigration programs is that they do not require an LMIA or the process is simple. The Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is an assessment conducted by the Canadian government for employers seeking to hire foreign workers. Due to the complex process and strict regulations of LMIA, this is one of the reasons why employers cannot easily hire foreign workers. In particular, the LMIA-related laws revised in 2020 made this process even more complicated. On the other hand, Canadian employers participating in special programs can more easily hire immigration applicants because they can obtain LMIA exemptions or simplifications.
It is important to note that the acceptance period for these special programs is fixed. AIPP, for example, has accepted many immigrants starting in 2017, but it is expected to stop in 2021. (Even if it is suspended, applicants who applied before that time may go through the permanent residency process if they are selected.) Due to the limited time of these programs, it is important that applicants who meet the selection criteria do not miss this opportunity.
At HSM, we accurately communicate the specificity of these special programs to our customers, and clarify the strengths and weaknesses of each program and the selection criteria to help customers make their choices. In addition, we provide various procedures, paperwork, job matching services, and settlement services to those who wish to apply for special programs.