Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Planning on immigrating to Atlantic Canada?
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) lets you migrate to popular Canadian provinces like New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Introduced in 2017, the AIPP inspires foreign skilled and intermediate level workers and international graduates for permanent residency in the Atlantic provinces of Canada.

Immigration programs offered under AIPP
These are employer-driven programs demanding valid job offers from designated employers. You can apply for
Atlantic High-Skilled Program(AHSP) – AHSP is designed for foreign skilled workers who are looking to immigrate. A valid job offer from an employer is required.
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) – AISP helps with the economic immigration of semi-skilled workers and high school graduates.
Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) – AIGP facilitates the immigration of international graduates. Inexperienced applicants can qualify for this program.
Designated Employers – Who are they?
A valid job offer from a Designated Employer is needed for eligibility. Employers must qualify the stated requirements
  • Employers labour market information and settlement services
  • Operational proof of minimum 2-years in Atlantic province
The designation and settlement service process vary from province to province.
Requirements for Designated Employers in Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia, the employer must try to recruit someone locally and hire a non-seasonal full-time foreign temporary worker. Also, the employer must
  • Have a functional standing business
  • Comply by the labour needs
  • Must collaborate with a service provider for settlement and retention
Requirements for Designated Employers in Prince Edward Island employers need to complete the Designated Employer process and must
  • Hire a non-seasonal full time foreign temporary worker
  • Comply with the provincial and federal authorities
  • Ensure settlement services to the hired employee and family members
Requirements for Designated Employers in New Brunswick and Newfoundland-Labrador, employers must
  • Recruit a non-seasonal full time foreign temporary worker
  • Fully operational successful business
  • Must report requirements and offer settlements to the employees
Processing Time
For processing PR, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program usually takes about 6 months.