Atlantic
Immigration
Pilot
Program

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot was introduced in 2017, aiming to bring more than 7000 families to Atlantic region of Canada. It allows local employers and communities to fill their requirements by hiring foreign workers. It is a fast-track immigration program that assist foreign nationals to immigrate and settle in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island

How it works

The AIPP is an employer-driven program which helps employers to hire foreign workers, that is why, applicants must have a job offer from a designated employer and an individualized settlement plan for themselves and their family. Employers do not need to go through LMIA process; however, they need to apply to four provinces or the provinces in which they have a need for foreign worker. There is a list of designated employers for four provinces in Atlantics.

Employers that need to fill a job vacancy quickly will have access to a temporary work permit, so that the candidate and his or her family 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.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot:

AIPP has three programs; two programs for skilled workers, Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP), Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) and one program for international student graduates: Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
Applicants’ eligibility for various Atlantic Programs:
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
Job Offer from a Designated Employer Full time
Indeterminate
NOC 0, A, B, C
Full time
One year contract
NOC 0, A, B
Full time
One year contract
NOC 0, A, B, C
Skilled Work Experience One year in occupation related to job offer One year in occupation related to job offer NA
Education Completion of at least high school
Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian credential is required
Completion of at least high school
Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian credential is required
Two-year post-secondary diploma from a publicly funded learning institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence.
Language Level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English or the Niveau de compétencelinguistiqueCanadien in French
Provincial endorsement Letter of endorsement