Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is an immigration pathway designed to help skilled foreign workers and international graduates from Canadian institutions obtain permanent resident status in one of the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. This program aims to bolster the workforce and strengthen communities in Atlantic Canada by attracting talented individuals who can contribute to the region’s economic growth and development.

FAQ: ATLANTIC IMMIGRATION PROGRAM (AIP)

What are the main criteria to apply for the AIP?

To apply for the AIP, you need to show you can establish yourself economically in Atlantic Canada, plan to live in an Atlantic province, and meet several criteria: get endorsement from the province, meet education and language requirements, have the right work experience in a qualifying occupation within the last 5 years, and get a job offer that meets specific requirements.

How can I get endorsed by an Atlantic province for the AIP?

To get endorsed by an Atlantic province, you need to look for job opportunities with designated employers in the province. Each province has a list of designated employers and additional information on their official websites: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

What are the settlement funds requirements for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)?

Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient settlement funds to support themselves and their family members upon arrival in Canada, unless they are already authorized to work in Canada. The required amount varies based on the size of the applicant’s family and is intended to ensure that newcomers can establish themselves financially during their initial period in Canada.

What are the job offer requirements for the AIP?

Your job offer for the AIP must be full-time and non-seasonal, meaning it provides steady paid work throughout the year. For jobs in NOC 2021 TEER categories 0, 1, 2, or 3, the job offer must last at least one year from the date you become a permanent resident. For jobs in NOC 2021 TEER category 4, the job offer must be permanent, with no end date.

What are the education requirements for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)?

The education requirements for the AIP depend on the job offer category. If you have a job offer in the NOC 2021 TEER 0 or 1 category, you must have a one-year Canadian post-secondary educational credential or its equivalent from outside Canada. If your job offer falls under the NOC 2021 TEER 2, 3, or 4 category, you must have a Canadian high school diploma or its equivalent from outside Canada.

What language proficiency is required for the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)?

The language requirements for the AIP depend on the NOC 2021 TEER category of your job offer. You must meet the minimum language requirements, either through the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) or Niveaux de comp├ętence linguistique canadiens (NCLC). The minimum requirements are CLB/NCLC 5 for TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 and CLB/NCLC 4 for TEER 4.

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