Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Attain Permanent Residency for you and your family through job matching, limited vacancies 

 

  Overview

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (hereinafter referred to as “AIPP”) is an important initiative launched by the Canadian Federal Government in conjunction with Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. AIPP belongs to the category of employer-sponsored immigration. The main purpose of program is to attract overseas talented students, skilled specialists and their families to immigrate to the above four eastern Atlantic provinces of Canada through AIPP.

There are three programs under AIPP:
1) Atlantic High-Skilled Program
2) Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
3) Atlantic International Graduate Program

 

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  Eligibility

 

Application requirements for the Atlantic High-Skilled Program

1) Have at least one year of work experience in the past three years (a total sum of 1560 hours or 30 hours per week), and the jobs must be full-time, uninterrupted, or part-time.

2) The hours must be in 1 occupation, but they can be with different employers, you must have been paid work for these hours (volunteering or unpaid internship work don’t count);

3) The type of technology and work experience must have been at National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type/level 0, A, or B.

4) 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 recognised organisation)

5) Have a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic Province, and the job is non-seasonal. And the job is skill type/level 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and the length of employment should be at least one year;

6) Get results that are at least equal to a language level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) within two years;

7) Proof of funds (If you’re already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit, you don’t need to show proof of funds) and a settlement plan.

 

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Application requirements for the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

1) Have at least one year of work experience in the past three years (a total sum of 1560 hours or 30 hours per week), and the jobs must be full-time, uninterrupted, or part-time;

2) The hours must be in 1 occupation, but they can be with different employers, you must have been paid work for these hours (volunteering or unpaid internship work don’t count);

3) You have work experience at National Occupational Classification (NOC), skill level C;

NOC skill level C is a type of job that usually requires a secondary (high school) education and/or job-specific training, such as:

  • industrial butchers
  • long-haul truck drivers
  • food and beverage servers

OR

You have work experience as one of the following:

  • as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC skill level A 3012)
  • as a licensed practical nurse (NOC skill level B 3233)

You also have one of the following job offers:

  • a nurse’s aide, orderly or patient services associate (NOC skill level C 3413)
  • a home support worker (NOC skill level C 4412)

4) 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 recognised organisation)

5) Have a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic Province, and the job is non-seasonal. And the job is skill type/level 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC), and the length of employment should be at least one year;

6) Get results that are at least equal to a language level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) within two years;

7) Proof of funds (If you’re already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit, you don’t need to show proof of funds) and a settlement plan.

 

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Application requirements for the Atlantic International Graduate Program

1) No work experience required;

2) 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.;

3) 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;

4) More than half of the learning or training courses cannot be second foreign courses in English or French, nor can they be distance learning;

5) The job offer letter of the designated employer in the Atlantic Province, the job is non-seasonal, and the job offer letter must fit in the occupational type O/A/B/C, and the employment period should be at least one year;

6) At least CLB4 level in English or French, with scores within two years;

7) Proof of funds (If you’re already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit, you don’t need to show proof of funds) and a settlement plan.

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Program Highlights

  • No age limit
  • Short application period
  • Low English requirement (only IELTS level 4 is required)
  • Get PR directly (the whole family has been successfully approved for permanent residence before departure)

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Processing Times  

Approximately 18 months

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Procedures

  1. Assessment and consultation
  2. Agreement signing
  3. Professional job matching and get your job offer(s)
  4. Submit your settlement plan
  5. Prepare the documents that required for the application
  6. Submit your application for provincial nomination 
  7. Physical examination
  8. Apply for permanent residence and work permit
  9. Pass police certificate
  10. Get your work permit before permanent residence visa granted

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