Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Launched in the year 2017 as an initiative between the Federal government and the four Atlantic provinces of Canada namely: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Foundland and Labrador, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is aimed at Skilled workers who are looking to settle in one of the above four Atlantic provinces or for foreign graduates who have completed their studies in one of these provinces.
It is an employer driven program requiring prospective applicants to have a valid job offer from an approved/designated employer from the province along with a copy of the employer’s Confirmation of Designation, to be eligible for the pilot, as long as they fulfil other criteria. Applicants are also required to obtain a provincial endorsement from one of the provinces before submitting their application.
Applicants may also be eligible to apply for a one year LMIA exempt employer specific work permit that allows them to join work, while their permanent residency application is in progress.
It is to be noted that unlike in many other provinces, the employers in the Atlantic provinces do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMI) to hire through the AIP pilot program. Instead, they must meet the requirements to become designated to offer jobs.
There are three programs operating under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program, targeting different category of candidates:
The Atlantic High-Skilled Program, which is aimed at skilled workers with management, professional or technical/skilled job experience along with a foreign degree or diploma, apart from meeting other requirements. These applicants must have a valid job offer from an approved employer for at least one year.
The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, which is aimed at low skilled jobs requiring a high school education and/or job specific training, apart from meeting other requirements. These applicants must have a permanent job offer from an approved employer.
The Atlantic International Graduate Program, which is aimed at applicants who have a degree, diploma or other credentials from a publicly-funded institution in the one of the Atlantic province. There is not work experience requirement however, the candidates must have a valid job offer from an approved employer for at least one year.
There is no points system under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and the program operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
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