Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program — AIPP

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program — AIPP

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates who want to work and live in one of Canada’s 4 Atlantic Provinces:  Nova ScotiaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island

As of June 1, 2019, your spouse or common-law partner can apply for an open work permit if:

  • you have a work permit through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and
  • your job is listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A, B or C in the National Occupation Classification.

This is an employer-driven program designed to help employers in Atlantic Canada hire qualified candidates for jobs they have been unable to fill locally.

To immigrate to Atlantic Canada through the pilot, you must be a recent graduate of a publicly funded institution in Atlantic Canada or a skilled worker who meets the program 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.

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 program doesn’t require work experience.
Find out if you’re eligible、 Get a job offer Submit your application

Application Process

1
Prepare documents

The candidate is connected to a settlement service provider by the employer.

2
Working Arrangement

The selected settlement plan is sent to the employer as well as the candidate.

3
Provincial Government

The employer completes the endorsement application and identifies a program that suits the work experience that the employee has.

4
Federal government

The candidate submits a completed permanent residency application to the IRCC.

5
Permanent Residence VISA

The application is submitted, and if approved, the candidate and the people concerned can now move to Atlantic Canada.

Project Description

Atlantic International Graduate Program
(AIGP)
Atlantic High-Skilled Program
(AHSP)
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
(AISP)
In general, you must:
  • have a degree, diploma or other credential 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
  • 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. The employer must also meet certain requirements.
In general, you must:
  • have worked in a management, 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
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada
The employer must also meet certain requirements.
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
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada
The employer must also meet certain requirements.

Get a job offer:

You must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the pilot.

When a designated employer offers you a job, they’ll give you an Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form (IMM 5650) You must:

– make sure you meet the employment requirements listed in the National Occupational Classification.

– your job offer doesn’t need to be in the same field as other jobs you’ve had.

– make sure you qualify for the program the employer selected in the job offer – High-skilled, Intermediate-skilled or International Graduate Program.

– sign the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form and keep a copy for your records.

– you’ll need it when you work with a service provider organization on your settlement plan and for your permanent residence application.

As of June 1, 2019, your spouse or common-law partner can apply for an open work permit if:

– you have a work permit through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and

– your job is listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A, B or C in the National Occupation Classification.

Get a settlement plan

After you get a job offer from a designated employer, you need to get a settlement plan.

A settlement plan will help you and your family adjust to your new home in Atlantic Canada. It will provide you with useful resources and contacts to help you feel welcome in your new community.

 

Get your Certificate of Endorsement

After you have your settlement plan, the province must endorse your job offer. Your employer will handle this process. Don’t submit your permanent residence application until you confirm with the employer that your offer has been endorsed.

If the province endorses your job offer, you’ll get a Certificate of Endorsement in the mail. Include your endorsement certificate with your permanent residence application.

Submit your application for permanent residence

Choose the application package for the program you’ll be applying through:

  • ♦High-skilled workers
  • ♦Intermediate-skilled workers
  • ♦International graduates

 

The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out, including these Atlantic Immigration Pilot documents:

  • ♦Offer of Employment to a Foreign National
  • ♦Certificate of Endorsement
You may need to give your biometrics
In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

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