In Canada’s Immigration Department, it’s a requirement for regional pilots and start-up Visa Program to pass a language test. Four Immigration programs in Canada are accepting copies of language proficiency tests to make things easy for immigrants. Programs such as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are among those accepting language proficiency test copies for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program, the AFP, the RNIP, and lastly the Start-up Visa program.

Each of these programs has Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) which need to be met by immigration candidates applying for Canadian Immigration. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are among skills that have 12 levels each.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

There are four provinces in the Atlantic in Canada; New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Foreigners with job offers in any one of the four provinces go through the AIP program. Employers who use this program to hire immigrants don’t require the Labour Market Impact Assessment. After the foreigner accepts the job offer, they get connected with a settlement provider organization chosen by the employer.

In a case where the immigrant is needed in a hurry, the employer is required to get a work permit for the immigrant to get to Canada as soon as possible. For the work permit to be obtained, the foreigner is required to apply for permanent residence within three months of the application date for the temporary work permit. For this program, a CLB of 4 is required for candidates who intend on using this program.

Agri-food Pilot Program

The AFP is a program used by foreigners in Canada’s Agri-food sector. Qualified candidates are eligible for full-time job offers for 12 months in positions such as meat processing and farm supervisors. These candidates need to have a CLB of at least four and other requirements.

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