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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Canada's Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) is designed to help employers hire qualified workers for jobs they were unable to fill locally. This program is a fast track immigration program for employers located in Canada's 4 provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) is a category for three types of visa programs: Atlantic International Graduate Program, Atlantic High-Skilled Program and the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program. You may qualify for more than one program – but you can only apply for one.

These are the main eligibility requirements for Canada's Atlantic Immigration Pilot:

  1. You must prove your English proficiency
  2. You must meet academic and work experience requirements
  3. You must prove you have sustainable funds to support you and your family upon your arrival to Canada
  4. You must be a recent graduate of a publicly funded institution in Atlantic Canada, or a skilled worker who meets other program requirements
  5. You must receive a job offer
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*You may apply for these programs while in your resident country or while residing temporarily in Canada.

The Atlantic International Graduate Program

The Atlantic International Graduate Program is aimed at students with a degree, diploma or other credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province.

Education requirements:

  1. You must have a two-year degree (minimum), diploma, certificate, trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized and publicly-funded institution in Atlantic Canada
  2. You have been a full-time student in Canada for two years or more
  3. You graduated two years before the application date
  4. You lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for 16 months or more in the last two years before graduation
  5. You had a visa to work, study or train in Canada

Language requirements:

Score a level 4 or above in the Canadian Language Benchmark exam (CLB) in English or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens in French.
*The results must be less than two years old on the date of the application.

Job offer requirements:

  1. Your job offer must be from an AIP-designated employer in an Atlantic province
  2. Your job offer if for full time work (at least 30 hours per week) and non-seasonal
  3. The job offer must be a skill type 0, A, B or C (as seen on the NOC job demand list)

Proof of funds requirements:

You must provide proof of sustainable funds to support basic necessities for you and your family upon arrival to Canada. The amount includes family members which you support that are not immigrating to Canada with you.

*Proof is not required if you are already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit.

Work experience requirements: there are no requirements.

The Atlantic High-Skilled Program

Canada's Atlantic High-Skilled Program is aimed at skilled workers with professional, technical or management experience.

Education requirements:

  1. You must have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree
    OR
  2. A foreign certificate, diploma, degree, trade or apprenticeship education credential. You will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to ensure your credential is equal to a Canadian credential

Language requirements:

Score a level 4 or above in the Canadian Language Benchmark exam (CLB) in English or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens in French.

Proof of funds requirements:

You must provide proof of sustainable funds to support basic necessities for you and your family upon arrival to Canada. The amount includes family members which you support that are not immigrating to Canada with you.

*Proof is not required if you are already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit.

Work experience requirements:

  1. You must have worked for one year or more (1,560 hours total or 30 hours per week) within the last three years. This includes full-time, part-time or a non-continuous job
  2. You worked in one occupation
  3. You were paid (volunteering and internships don't count)
  4. The occupation was a skill type 0, A or B

*Your work experience can be gained in or outside of Canada.

The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Canada's Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program is aimed at people for job vacancies that require a high school education and/or job specific training.

Education requirements:

  1. You must have a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree
    OR
  2. A foreign certificate, diploma, degree, trade or apprenticeship education credential. You will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to ensure your credential is equal to a Canadian credential

Language requirements:

Score a level 4 or above in the Canadian Language Benchmark exam (CLB) in English or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens in French.

Proof of funds requirements:

You must provide proof of sustainable funds to support basic necessities for you and your family upon arrival to Canada. The amount includes family members which you support that are not immigrating to Canada with you.

*Proof is not required if you are already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit.

Work experience requirements:

  1. You must have worked for one year or more (1,560 hours total or 30 hours per week) within the last three years. This includes full-time, part-time or a non-continuous job
  2. You worked in one occupation
  3. You were paid (volunteering and internships don't count)
  4. The occupation was a skill type C

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