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.



The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is a program that supports immigration centered on Canadian communities (city and county administrative units in Korea). The policy was announced in 2019, and there are currently 11 communities participating including cities in Ontario and British Columbia. Each community site provides a list of employers participating in the program.


To apply for this program, you need to achieve a certain language score (CLB4-6), complete higher education and have at least one year of relevant work experience. Some communities may ask for more. The job groups that are recruited vary from NOC code 0, A to D. For detailed community requirements and jobs, please see their website.


There is a disadvantage though; you must match your job experience with the job you are currently recruiting, and that you can only work and live in that area for a while after being selected.


It is an attractive choice when considering life after immigration, as large communities in Ontario and BC also participate this program, compared to AIPP. HSM provides RNIP-related services, including processing, job matching, and document submission.


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The Atlantic immigration Pilot Program is designed to attract immigrants to the northeastern part of Canada. Since the start of the program in 2017, it has attracted a large number of immigrants, and an extension is now planned for 2021. There are three categories; International Graduate Program, High-Skilled Program, and Intermediate-Skilled Program; and each program has different requirements and careers.


For the “Skilled Programs”, you first need to have relevant work experience, reach a certain level of language proficiency and complete higher education. You can apply for AIPP after receiving a job invitation from an employer participating in AIPP.


AIPP is only open to companies from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Therefore, applicants need to live in these areas after being selected. However, since it does not require an LMIA, it has the advantage that employers can easily provide a job offer, thus increasing the likelihood of immigration.


HSM provides AIPP-related services, including processing, job matching, and document submission.

Agri-Food Program


The Agricultural Food Pilot Program grants permanent residency to agricultural and livestock and food processing workers. It is currently scheduled until 2023.


It is a rather difficult program to apply directly from foreign countries as the application requirements require more than one year of work experience in Canada. It is also a program that is not recommended for those wishing to emigrate to Canada, as it must have work experience gained under LMIA.


HSM provides various immigration procedures for immigration applicants who have more than one year of livestock and food processing experience in Canada.

Caregiver Program


The Caregiver Program is designed to meet Canada’s scarce caregiver needs. There have been several Caregiver-related programs so far, and the two programs currently in operation are Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot. These programs are planned for five years and are open to those who have experience as a carer in Canada, who are working as a carer, or who are willing to take a designated job even if there is no carer experience.


While it is good to have relevant work experience, it is not required. For this reason, the only prerequisites are CLB5 level language proficiency, completion of one or more years of university courses, and job offer. If you meet these conditions, you can apply with or without nursing experience in Canada. Caregiver program does not require LMIA, so you can get a job offer relatively easily. Currently, there are two types of recruitment fields: NOC code 4411 (Home child care provider) and NOC code 4412 (Home support worker)


HSM provides Caregiver-related services, including processing, job matching, and document submission.