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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Immigrate to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador.

This is an employer-driven program designed to help employers in Atlantic Canada hire qualified candidates for jobs they have been unable to fill locally. Applicant must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the program.

To immigrate to Atlantic Canada through this program, applicant must be either

  • a recent graduate of a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, or
  • a skilled worker

You can be living abroad or already be in Canada as a temporary resident.

Sub Programs For Atlantic Immigration Program:

There is no points system under the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the program operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The Atlantic Immigration Program has two sub-programs for skilled workers and one sub-program for international student graduates. All immigration programs under the AIPP are employer-driven. Therefore, applicants require a valid job offer from a designated employer to be eligible. Applicants can apply for 3 different immigration programs under this pilot.

The AIPP does not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process to qualify.

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP): The Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) offers an immigration pathway for foreign skilled workers who wish to immigrate to the Atlantic provinces of Canada.
  • You require a valid job offer from a designated employer in the province to qualify for the program.
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP): The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) facilitates the economic immigration of semi-skilled workers and high school graduates to fill the labor market gaps in the province.

Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP): The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) is for international graduates who wish to immigrate to the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Applicants for the AIGP do not require work experience to qualify for the program.