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Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program allows foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, which are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Atlantic Immigration Program aims:

  • To help local employers recognize, recruit and retain global talent.       
  • To support population growth.
  • To develop a skilled workforce.
  • Increase employment rates.
  • To support overall Atlantic Growth Strategy with focus on skilled workforce and immigration, clean growth and climate change, trade & investment; and
  • Infrastructure growth.

Atlantic Immigration Program(AIP) Process

To apply for this program, the foreign nationals must hold a job from a designated employer along with a settlement plan for themselves (if applicable) and their family on arrival.

To fill a job vacancy, the employer can offer a temporary work permit. For this permit, the immigrant requires:·       

  • A valid job offer
  • A letter from the province
  • An assurance to apply for permanent residence in the province within 90 days of receiving of temporary work permit

AIP Programs for Skilled Workers

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)

Program for International Student Graduates:

  •   Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

Depending on the program that one selects for immigration, work experience, education, and job offer-related requirements will differ, however, other requirements remain same for both.

Additional Options for Atlantic Canada Immigration

The Atlantic provinces have been using Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to invite skilled workers, Canadian graduates, and entrepreneurs, business immigrants to move to Atlantic Canada provinces.

Each of the four provinces has an agreement with the federal Express Entry system to establish one PNP stream, inviting candidates into the Express Entry pool and allowing them to submit an application for immigration to these provinces.

Atlantic Canada PNP Options are:

·       Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

·       New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)

·       Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)

·       Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

Connect with our experienced RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) to have detailed guidance on each of the Atlantic PNPs. Our professionals will also assist you in selecting a suitable program for your immigration to Atlantic Canada.