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Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada(New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate. There are 3 programs:
•    Atlantic International Graduate Program
•    Atlantic High-skilled Program
•    Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

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Eligibility - skilled workers

01/ Work experience

    In the last 3 years, you must have worked at least 1,560 hours. This is how many hours you would have worked in 1 year if you were working 30 hours per week.

     High-skilled worker must have been at National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type/level 0, A, or B.

02/ Education

    a) a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree from a recognized institution or a foreign degree, diploma or certificate, equal to a Canadian credential. You’ll need an educational credential assessment (ECA) report from a recognized organization to show your credential is valid and equal to a Canadian credential. 

03/ Language

     at least CLB 4 ( IELTS: Listening 4.5/Speaking 4/Writing 4/Reading3.5). 

04/ Job Offer

    You must have a job offer that meets all of these requirements:

  • The employer has been designated as an employer taking part in the AIP by the Atlantic province where you’ll be working (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island). They must have a Confirmation of Designation from the province.

  • The job must be full-time, meaning you’ll work at least 30 paid hours per week.

  • The job must be non-seasonal. In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year.

  • High-skilled job is skill type/level 0, A or B under the NOC. Intermediate-skilled is skill type/level 0, A, B or C under the NOC.

  • The employer is offering you a job that will last for at least 1 year (one year from the time you become a permanent resident).

    You must meet employment requirements for the job you are offered. You can find these requirements in the NOC. The job doesn’t need to be in the same NOC as other jobs you’ve had.

Eligibility - international graduates

01/ Work experience

   NO requirement.

02/ Education

  • You must have at least a 2-year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly funded institution in an Atlantic province.

  • You must have been a full-time student for the entire duration of your studies.

  • You graduated from this institution in the 24 months before we receive your permanent resident application.

  • You lived in the Atlantic province of the institution granting the education credential for at least 16 months within the 24‑month period before the credential was granted.

  • You had the visa or permit you needed to work, study or train in Canada.

Your study or training program can’t be either:

  • English or French second-language courses for more than half the length of the program

  • distance learning undertaken for more than half the length of the program

You can’t apply if you had a scholarship or fellowship requiring you to return to your home country after you graduate.

03/ Language

     at least CLB 4 ( IELTS: Listening 4.5/Speaking 4/Writing 4/Reading 3.5). 

04/ Job Offer

    You must have a job offer that meets all of these requirements:

  • The employer has been designated as an employer taking part in the AIP by the Atlantic province where you’ll be working (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island). They must have a Confirmation of Designation from the province.

  • The job must be full-time, meaning you’ll work at least 30 paid hours per week.

  • The job must be non-seasonal. In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year.

  • The job is skill type/level 0, A, B or C under the NOC.

  • The employer is offering you a job that will last for at least 1 year (one year from the time you become a permanent resident).

You must meet employment requirements for the job you are offered. You can find these requirements in the NOC. The job doesn’t need to be in the same NOC as other jobs you’ve had.