Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Canada’s Atlantic Provinces have initiated with the immigration program that authorizes them to nominate the skilled immigrants for the permanent residence in the province. 

Atlantic Provinces of Canada has launched this pilot program beneficial for the potential immigrants and employers. The program launched in 2017 was given a two-year extension with the target of inviting around 7,000 immigrants to the Atlantic region of Canada by 2020. 

The Atlantic Provinces with its Pilot Immigration Program is an opportunity for the immigrants to acquire Permanent Residency. With this, the Atlantic Provinces aim to fulfill the gap in the local labor market and demographic challenges as well.

AIPP program is covering the following provinces:

  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island

Eligibility Criteria:

The Atlantic Immigration Program has eligibility criteria that are beneficial to the skilled immigrants and international students. Under the AIPP program, there are three sub-categories allowing immigrants to apply for permanent residence.

Atlantic High Skilled Program:

For candidates to be able to apply under this program, they must:

  • Have worked in a management, professional or technical field job for at least one year
  • Have Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education
  • Have Language proficiency in English or French
  • Financial availability to support their individual and dependents travel expenses

Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program:

For candidates to be able to apply under this program, they must:

  • Have worked in a job that requires high school education
  • Have at least Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education
  • Have language proficiency in English or French
  • Financial availability to support their individual and dependents travel expenses

Atlantic International Graduate Program:

For candidates to be able to apply under this program, they must:

  • Have a degree, diploma or other credential from publically funded institution in an Atlantic province
  • Have lived in a Atlantic Province for at least 16 months in 2 years before receiving the degree or diploma
  • Need to face language testing examination to show their proficiency in French or English
  • Financial availability to support their individual and dependents travel expenses

Documents required for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:

Candidates are required to send set of their documents along with their application. These documents if prepared before getting a job offer, it will help in application to be processed in a much faster way.

Language: Candidates needs to face a language test to prove their proficiency in the English or French.

Education: Candidates, who have studied outside of Canada, need to get their education assessed through Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) bodies. The ECA report shows that candidate’s education is equivalent to Canadian education system.

Proof of Funds: Candidates need to support themselves while moving to Canada along with their family members. So, they need a proof of funds.

The candidates who are eligible for the program can review whether or not their documents are falling under the above mentioned criteria and can learn more about the program.  For more info, contact 079-61906190.

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