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Everything you need to know about Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island make the Atlantic region of Canada. Here you can immigrate via Canadian Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

What is the Canadian Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)?

It is a program that helps the government in this region and the private employers as well to hire new highly skilled employees.

Eligibility criteria for Canadian Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

  • A recent graduate from an educational institute which is recognized in the Atlantic region of Canada and publicly funded as well; or,
  • A skilled worker who meets the minimum requirements of the program
  • Have a valid job offer from an employer in this region
  • Language proficiency is a must
  • And valid proof of having funds to support your stay

There are three programs under Canadian Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

  • 1. Atlantic International Graduate Program –
    • a. Degree or diploma from an educational institute in Atlantic Region which is publically funded
    • b. Minimum sixteen months of stay in Atlantic Provinces in the last two years before having the degree
    • c. A minimum score of 4 in CLB
    • d. Proof of financial stability and you can afford the stay and your family as well.
    • e. Endorsement letter
  • 2. Atlantic High-skilled Program –
    • a. Work experience in the skilled job, management positions, professional or technical jobs for at least one year
    • b. Canadian high school diploma or similar qualification
    • c. Minimum CLB score of 4
    • d. Letter of endorsement
    • e. Enough funds
  • 3. Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
    • a. Work experience in a job where a high school degree was a mandatory thing. Even training for a specific job would do at least for one year.]
    • b. Minimum of a high school diploma from Canadian institutes or equivalent
    • c. Minimum CLB score of 4
    • d. Endorsement letter
    • e. Proof of Funds and financials.

AIPP process

  • Firstly you have to get a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada.
  • Then the employer will help you with the settlement services and will provide you with the endorsement letter.
  • Finally, you need to submit the endorsement letter and other documents to IRCC for your PR visa. If your application is approved, then you can move to Canada with your family members.

Eligibility for getting a job offer in Atlantic Canada

  • You need tofulfill the requirements of any of the skills listed in the National occupation classification or NOC.
  • Then you need to qualify for the specific program – Atlantic High-skilled, Intermediate, or the International Graduate program
  • Finally, you have to sign the employment offer to a foreign national. You need to keep a copy of the same. Then work with us to get all your PR visa application process done easily.

Temporary Work Permit via AIPP

If you want to get TWP then you have to –

  • Get a job offer from an employer who is a designated one in the Atlantic region
  • Referral letter from the same employer

TWP is only for AIPP and you can work for a year while your Canada PR is in process. You cannot change the job in-between as you need to work with the same employer who offered you the job while applying for the TWP.

What are the documents required for the AIPP?

Submit all these documents to get your PR visa -

  • Identity documents (like a valid passport)
  • Language Test result (IELTS or TEF)
  • Canadian High School diploma or an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA) to confirm Canadian equivalency of your education
  • Proof of funds
  • Letters of employment
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) & Medical Certificate
  • Certificate of Endorsement
  • A valid settlement plan

Otherways to move to Atlantic Canada

You can also move to Canada via Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the Atlantic provinces of Canada can select potential immigrants with the required skill sets and work experience to live in the province as a permanent resident.

Following is the list of Atlantic Canada PNP programs: