Atlantic Immigration Pilot

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High Skilled Worker

Introduction:

Through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, the federal government — together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome nearly 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in the next three years. International skilled workers may apply through Atlantic High-Skilled Program and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, while international students may apply through Atlantic International Graduate Program.

Atlantic High-Skilled Program Criteria:
  1. Have an eligible job offer from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces. Please see below as the requirements for the job offer.
  2. Have at least one-year full time work experience in NOC 0 A B occupation
  3. Must complete high school
  4. Have a minimum level of CLB 4 in official language
  5. Have enough settlement fund according to number of dependents
  6. Have an Endorsement Letter supported by the province

Below are the requirements for the job offer for Atlantic High-Skilled Program:

  1. from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces
  2. full-time employment for at least one year
  3. non-seasonal
  4. skill type NOC 0, A or, B
  5. supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement

Graduates Program

Introduction:

Through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, the federal government — together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome nearly 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in the next three years. International skilled workers may apply through Atlantic High-Skilled Program and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, while international students may apply through Atlantic International Graduate Program.

Atlantic International Graduate Program Criteria:
  1. Have an eligible job offer from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces. Please see below as the requirements for the job offer.
  2. Have completed a post-secondary program that are at least 2 years in length from public-funded post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.
  3. Were enrolled as a full-time student in Canada for a minimum of two years
  4. Lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months within the 24-month period before their credential was granted
  5. Have a minimum level of CLB4 in official language
  6. Have enough settlement funds according to number of dependents
  7. Supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement

Below are the requirements of the job offers for Atlantic International Graduate Program:

  1. From a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
  2. Full time position for at least one-year
  3. Non-seasonal
  4. Skilled (NOC 0 A B)
  5. Supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement


Medium Skilled Worker

Introduction:

Through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, the federal government — together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome nearly 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in the next three years. International skilled workers may apply through Atlantic High-Skilled Program and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, while international students may apply through Atlantic International Graduate Program.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program Criteria:
  1. Have an eligible job offer from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces. Please see below as the requirements for the job offer.
  2. Have at least one-year experience in one NOC C occupation in the past 3 years
  3. Have completed high school
  4. Have a minimum level of CLB 4 in official language
  5. Have enough settlement funds according to number of dependents
  6. Have an Endorsement Letter issued by the province

Below are the requirements of job offer for Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program:

  1. From a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces
  2. For full-time, indeterminate employment
  3. Non-seasonal
  4. Skilled or intermediate level (NOC 0 A B C)
  5. Supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement

Settlement Funds:

The required settlement funds must be equal to or greater than the sums listed below for each family size.

Number of family members (including those supported by the applicant, even if they are not included on the application)Funds required
1$3,240
2$4,034
3$4,959
4$6,021
5$6,829
6$7,702
7 or more $8,575

You must be able to use this money to pay the costs of living for your family (even if they are not coming with you).


Employer Designation

Introduction:

Through Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, the federal government — together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome nearly 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in the next three years. International skilled workers may apply through Atlantic High-Skilled Program and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, while international students may apply through Atlantic International Graduate Program. Employers in Atlantic Canada who wish to hire foreign talent through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) must first receive employer designation.

Nova Scotia AIPP employer requirements:

Employers in Nova Scotia must first be approved to become designated and then endorsed by the province for AIPP.

To become designated, an employer must:

  1. Have a business operating in good standing
  2. Provide information on labour needs
  3. Commit to working with a service provider organization on settlement and retention

To become endorsed, an employer must:

  1. Demonstrate efforts to hire locally have not been successful
  2. Recruit a foreign worker
  3. Provide a valid, full-time, non-seasonal job offer co-signed with the foreign worker
  4. Provide an individualized settlement plan co-signed with the foreign worker. Employers must also work with a settlement service provider in the province

New Brunswick AIPP employer requirements:
  1. The employer wants to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates
  2. The employer and their business are well-established and in good standing
  3. The employer is committed to meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members

Prince Edward Island AIPP employer requirements:
  1. Want to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates
  2. Be in good standing with provincial and federal standards and legislation
  3. Demonstrate preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and agree to do so
  4. Understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program

Newfoundland and Labrador AIPP employer requirements:
  1. The AIPP is the immigration program best suited to address the employer’s needs
  2. The employer wants to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates
  3. The employer and their business is established and in good standing as per the program guidelines
  4. The employer has demonstrated their preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and has agreed to do so
  5. The employer understands and agrees to the reporting requirements for the program

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