Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP)

A pathway to permanent residence for foreign skilled workers and international graduates who want to live in one of the Atlantic Provinces.

Beneficial for individuals who meet the requirements of a foreign skilled worker who are looking to immigrate to and be hired in Atlantic Canada.

 

Also helps international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after graduation from a publicly funded institution.

Atlantic Canada is comprised of 4 Atlantic Provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.

 

There are 3 programs for this pilot program:

  1. Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program (AISP)
  2. Atlantic High Skilled Program (AHSP)
  3. Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

 

An LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) is not needed for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs

Meet the requirements:

 

  • You can be living abroad or already be in Canada temporarily;
  • You must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the pilot; and
  • An individualized settlement plan for yourself and, if any, dependants need to be decided on by your employer.

 

If you receive a job offer from an employer, ask for a copy of the employer’s Confirmation of Designation or tell them about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and ask them to consider becoming designated, if they aren’t already.

This pilot is an employer-driven program so in the case that an employer needs to fill a job vacancy quickly, the candidate will have access to a temporary work permit so they can come to Canada as soon as possible. In order to obtain this work permit, candidates will need:

  • a valid job offer;
  • a letter from the province; and
  • a commitment to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of the temporary work permit application.

2. Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)

In general, you must:

  • have worked in a managerial, professional or technical/skilled job for at least a year;
  • have at least a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education;
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French; and
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada.

The 3 Program Requirements

 

1. Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

In general, you must:

  • have worked in a job that requires a high school education and/or job-specific training for at least a year;
  • have at least a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education;
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French; and
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada.

 

3. Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

In general, you must:

  • have a degree, diploma or other credentials from a publicly funded institution in an Atlantic province;
  • have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the 2 years before getting your degree, diploma or credential;
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French; and
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada.

Work experience is not required for international graduates hired through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. However, the employer must also meet certain requirements.

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