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Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Atlantic Canada with an aim to increase employment rates and develop a skilled workforce in its four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, or Prince Edward Island, offers Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program.

The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program focuses on increasing the employment rate in its provinces by inviting foreign nationals for jobs that require education equivalent to a high school diploma or skilled training.

To apply for Atlantic Canadian immigration through Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, the candidate requires the below:

Valid Job Offer:

For applying through an intermediate skilled program, a candidate is required to have a valid job offer. This must be provided by Atlantic Canada designated employer with skill type/level, O, A, B or C. It should be for a full-time, non-seasonal, valid offer prepared using the federal government form.

Work Experience:

To apply for this immigration program, a candidate is required to have minimum of 1 year of work experience (total 1560 hours in the last 3 years). This experience must be gained through valid, paid work with NOC skill level C.


The applicant is required to hold a post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree from a Canadian institute, or a foreign education certificate, diploma, or another education credential from a recognized university/organization. Essentially, the candidate is required to present Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) equivalent to the Canadian credential.

Language Skill:

A candidate is required to have proficiency in English or French language, thus they must score level 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark exam in English or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens in French.

Proof of Funds:

Additionally, the applicant is required to show sufficient funds to fund themselves and their family members (those are immigrating along). This proof is not required for applicants already staying in Canada and hold a valid work permit.

To seek guidance on benefiting from the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program for immigrating to Atlantic Canada, connect with our RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) today.