Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) aims to attract skilled workers to explore opportunities to become permanent residents in one of four Atlantic Provinces. Nova Scotia, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island are provinces of Atlantic Canada. The program is also suitable for international graduates who have studied in the Atlantic Provinces. The program is helpful for skilled and qualified applicants. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is in line with Canada’s immigration policy to attract experienced skilled immigrants to fill the positions and improve its economy. Hire an expert immigration professional to explore your options to settle in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces.

Overview

Employers from Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces can benefit from the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program if they cannot hire local candidates to fill the positions. The program is also helpful for local demographic needs and employment rates. The program helps support the ambitious Atlantic Growth Strategy that targets the following:

  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Immigration of the Skilled Workforce
  • Clean and environmentally sustainable growth

Requirements of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

We need to know the requirements of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot from two perspectives because the program mandates individual criteria for employers and immigrants. The employers must fulfill specific requirements since the program is employer-driven.

The program benefits designated employers who need to hire foreign nationals. The employer should first apply to become a designated employer. Every province of Atlantic Canada provides separate employer designations. The application is made to the appropriate provincial office by demonstrating compliance with the provincial regulations. The employer will provide details of the labor requirements and the necessity to hire foreign nationals.

There is no need to follow the Labor Market Impact Assessment if the employer is leveraging the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. The employer needs to convince the provincial officials about their commitment to offering settlement assistance to immigrant workers they will hire via the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

AIP requirements of the candidates

There are two main programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot for skilled workers. These are:

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Workers Stream 
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Workers Stream

There is a separate stream for international graduates:

  • Atlantic International Graduates Stream

Atlantic High-Skilled Workers Stream

International skilled workers can leverage the Atlantic Immigration Program by obtaining a job offer from the Designated Employer. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of 12 months and should be under National Occupational Skill Level 0, A, or B. Additionally, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot mandates the following requirements:

  • Education – A high-school diploma from Canada or foreign equivalent qualification 
  • Work experience – Full-time skilled work experience for a minimum period of 12 months
  • Language ability – French or English language proficiency with a minimum CLB level 4
  • Proof of funds – Should be able to demonstrate finds availability to support self and family 

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Workers Stream

An international worker can leverage the Atlantic Immigration Program by obtaining a permanent job offer from the Designated Employer from any Atlantic Province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of 12 months and should be under National Occupational Skill Level 0, A, B., or C. The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Workers Stream requires the candidate to meet the following criteria:

  • Education – A high-school diploma from Canada or foreign equivalent qualification 
  • Work experience – A minimum of 12 months full-time work experience under NOC level 0, A, B, or C
  • Language ability – French or English language proficiency with a minimum CLB level 4
  • Proof of funds – Should demonstrate funds availability to support self and family 

Atlantic International Graduates Stream

International students with educational credentials of any institution in Atlantic Canada can apply for permanent residency under the Atlantic International Graduates Stream. They should have lived in the Atlantic province for a minimum of 16 months in the last 24 months of the study program. They need to demonstrate language proficiency of CLB 4 through approved test results.

The applicants can apply for permanent residency with no work experience. However, they must provide proof of funds to support their living expenses. 

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