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Atlantic Immigration


Program Objective

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign nationals and international graduates who want to work and live in one of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. Through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, LMIA is not required. Instead, the job offer must be from a designated Canadian employer.

This is an employer-driven program that aims to bring foreign workers to the region to fill labor gaps and fill positions for which Canadian citizen or permanent resident workers are not available.

Participating Communities
  • Nova scotia
  • New Brunswick 
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfound land and Labrador
Processing Times

6 months

Program Streams

  • Atlantic High Skilled Program – This program is aimed at skilled workers with professional, management, or technical job experience. The job offer must last for at least one year.
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program – This program is aimed for jobs requiring a high school education and/or job training. The job offer must be permanent.
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program – This is for candidates who have a degree, diploma or other credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province. Work experience is not required. The job offer must last for at least one year.

Program Eligibility

  • Work Experience Requirements – 24 Months may be eligible for a bridging open work permit.
    Without 24 months experience occupation restricted open work permit
  • Job Offer Requirements –  Yes, job offer is required
  • Education Requirements - One year of Canadian Post-secondary education OR ECA report equivalency of minimum 1 year of Canadian post-secondary education
  • Language Requirements - CLB 5 accepted
  • Funds or Investment Requirements – Must maintain CAD 10,000 – 12,000 in account, fixed deposit etc.

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