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Canada’s pilot programs started accepting new applications

As of January 1, 2023, Home Child Care Provider Pilot (HCCPP), the Home Support Worker Pilot (HSWP), and the Agri-Food Pilot Program (AFP) accept new applications. Some changes for these pilots have been for 2023, including new occupation codes under the TEER system. In 2023, Canada will accept 5,500 applications under the HCCPP and HSWP programs. 2023 will be the last year for the 3-year AFP program. After that, the IRCC will decide whether to make it permanent or discontinue it. The pilot aims to accept 2,750 applications for permanent residency on a first-come, first-served basis.