Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program Pathway (AIPP)

The Atlantic Immigration Program Pathway (AIPP) brings skilled foreign workers and international graduates to Canada. A designated program for people who want to work and live in any of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces. However, Atlantic provinces are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

The purpose of AINP is to drive economic growth and address labor market needs. It provides an efficient pathway for skilled workers and international graduates to immigrate to Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Stay tuned to Asif Consulting for detailed information on the program, eligibility criteria, application process, and benefits.

Overview of the Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), was formerly known as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. AIPP is a federal immigration initiative launched in 2017. It aims to attract skilled labor to the Atlantic provinces of Canada. The AIP simplifies the immigration process which helps employers fill labor shortages and supports the integration of newcomers.

Key Features of the AIPP

  • Employer-Driven Process: Employers play a significant role in the AIPP by providing help to hire qualified candidates with job opportunities. They find the candidates living outside of Canada or in Canada but as temporary residents for the jobs that have not been able to be filled locally.
  • Community-Based Integration: AIPP assures robust local support to thrive in the new environment. Local communities’ support for the newcomers will promote successful settlement and retention.
  • Pathways for Skilled Workers and International Graduates: AIPP goes with two main streams offering specific pathways for skilled workers and international graduates. These dedicated streams are for skilled workers and graduates from Atlantic Canada post-secondary institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

Skilled Workers

  • Job Offer: A full-time job offer from a designated employer in one of the Atlantic provinces. It should be non-seasonal as regularly scheduled and paid throughout the year. 
  • Work Experience: At least one year of work experience for the skilled workers relevant to the job offered. Work experience exception is for the candidates who are international students and have graduated from a pre-secondary institution situated in Atlantic Canada.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent, with an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) if obtained outside Canada. ECA report will compare the education to any Canadian credential and it is for the people who studied outside Canada.
  • Language Proficiency: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 showcasing that the candidate can communicate in English and French.
  • Proof of Funds: Sufficient financial resources to support themselves and their family after being in Canada.

International Graduates

  • Educational Credential: A degree, diploma, or other credential from a recognized post-secondary institution in one of the Atlantic provinces. One must obtain the educational credential within the last 24 months.
  • Residence Requirement: The candidate must have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months. The presence should be in the two years before obtaining their credential.
  • Job Offer: A full-time, non-seasonal job offer from a designated employer. It should be in one of the Atlantic provinces.
  • Language Proficiency: English or French proficiency with minimum CLB level 4.
  • Proof of Funds: Sufficient financial resources to support themselves and their family.

Application Process

  1. Get an offer from a Designated Employer: Applicants must secure a job offer from a designated employer who belongs to one of the Atlantic provinces.
  2. Endorsement Application: Employers usually find a qualified candidate to hire. The employer assists the candidate in submitting an endorsement application to the provincial government.
  3. Apply for Permanent Residence: After endorsement, candidates apply for permanent residence through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Benefits of the AIPP

The Atlantic Immigration Program Pathway is a pivotal initiative for attracting talent for economic prosperity in Atlantic Canada. The AIPP helps skilled workers and international graduates build successful lives in one of Canada’s most due to its robust support system.

  • Faster Processing Times
  • Supportive Communities
  • Economic Opportunities
  • Pathway to Permanent Residency