Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
What is Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program?
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 certainly 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 employer-driven programs further demand valid job offers from designated employers. You can apply for:
Atlantic High-Skilled Program(AHSP) – AHSP is in fact 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 indeed helps with the economic immigration of semi-skilled workers and high school graduates.
Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) – AIGP not only helps in the immigration of international graduates but inexperienced applicants can also qualify for this program.
Designated Employers – Who are they?
Firstly, a valid job offer from a Designated Employer is needed for eligibility. However, the 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 varies from province to province.

Requirements for Designated Employers in Nova Scotia
In Nova Scotia, the employer must try to recruit someone locally and hire non-seasonal full-time foreign temporary workers for the Atlantic Program. Hence, the employer must
  • Have a functional standing business
  • Comply with 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
  • Besides, one must comply with the provincial and federal authorities
  • In addition, the employer 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
  • Finally, must report requirements and offer settlements to the employees

Processing Time

Now, for processing PR, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program usually takes about 6 months.