Benefits & Eligibility Criteria of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Benefits and Eligibility of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Atlantic region of Canada that comprises of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are all part of a pilot immigration program allowing the skilled immigrants to live in these provinces as a permanent residence – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

Started in the year 2017, its main objective is to allow 2000 principal applicants to enter the Atlantic region of Canada in its duration of three years. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the immigration pilot program to meet the labor demand market and facilitate the growth in these Atlantic regions.

What is Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)?

AIPP provides a pathway to skilled immigrants and international graduates around the world an immigration pathway to settle in the Atlantic Provinces. International students who have completed their graduation from an authorized list of publicly funded educational institutions participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

AIPP provides an immigration pathway to skilled immigrants and international graduates around the world to settle in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. International students who have completed their graduation from an authorized publicly funded educational institutions of Atlantic Provinces can participate in Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

What are the major benefits of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)?

Some of the major benefits for applying under Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) are as follows:

  • AIPP covers all the Atlantic provinces of Canada – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • AIPP provides the skilled immigrants all over the world a new immigration pathway to apply for permanent residence visa if they have a job offer from a designated employer of the Atlantic Provinces.
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) also provides a pathway for international students who have graduated from publicly funded educational institutions to apply for permanent residence in the Atlantic region of Canada.
  • In order to apply under this AIPP, international candidates do not need any work experience.
  • Language proficiency requirement under AIPP has limited thus immigrants with skilled or semi-skilled experience in an occupation that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B can easily apply under this program.
  • AIPP also provides a candidate who has applied under federal government’s express entry program to apply for Canada PR visa.
  • Candidates who are able to get their hands on Canada PR visa can avail the following benefits of PR visa:
    • Can live and work anywhere in Canada for a duration of five years
    • Will be able to enjoy the benefits of free health care system
    • Holder will be able to apply for Canadian citizenship after 3 years
    • Canada PR holder will be able to sponsor the application of their relatives for permanent residency

What are categories under AIPP?

Now, there are categories under AIPP, that facilitates immigrants with different skill sets in the different field of work and these categories are as follows:

  • Atlantic High Skilled Program (AHSP): This program is for immigrants with high skilled worker performing occupations categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B with a job offer from an eligible employer of the provinces.Eligibility criteria to apply under this program are as follows:
    • Job-offer: Candidates needs to have a job offer for an occupation that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B from a designated employer of the Atlantic Provinces. All the provinces have a number of requirements for the employer to become a designated employer
    • Work Experience: Candidate needs to have a minimum of 1 year of work experience in an occupation that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B.
    • Educational Qualification: Educational requirements are very relaxed in order to apply under this program. Candidates need to have completed at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    • Language Proficiency: Candidate needs to have at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 for either English or French
    • Provincial Endorsement: Candidates must provide with a letter of endorsement provided by Atlantic Provinces
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP): Immigrants with intermediate skills and a valid job-offer for an occupation that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B from an eligible employer of the provinces.

    Eligibility criteria to apply under this program are as follows:

    • Job-Offer: Must have a job offer for one continuous year full-time work that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B from a designated employer of the province
    • Work Experience: Must have work experience of at least 1 year in an occupation categorized under skill level 0, A or B
    • Educational Qualification: Under this program, there is relaxed requirement for educational qualifications. Candidates need to have done at least high school diploma or its equivalency
    • Language Proficiency: Candidate has to show their language proficiency via IELTS (for English) or TEF (for French) with minimum CLB level 4
    • Provincial Endorsement: Candidates must provide with a letter of endorsement provided by Atlantic Provinces
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP): This program is for international students who have graduated from an institute of Atlantic Canada.Eligibility criteria to apply under this program are as follows:
    • Job-Offer: Must have job-offer for an occupation that is categorized under NOC skill level 0, A or B from a designated employer of the province
    • Work Experience: Under this program, candidates do not need to have any work experience
    • Language Proficiency: Candidate has to show their language proficiency via IELTS (for English) or TEF (for French) with minimum CLB level 4
    • Provincial Endorsement: Candidates must provide with a letter of endorsement provided by Atlantic Provinces

List of publicly funded educational institutions are as follows:

Sl. Number Institution Name Location
1 College communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick New Brunswick
2 Maritime College of Forest Technology New Brunswick
3 Mount Allison University New Brunswick
4 New Brunswick College of Craft and Design New Brunswick
5 New Brunswick Community College New Brunswick
6 Saint Thomas University New Brunswick
7 Universite de Moncton New Brunswick
8 University of New Brunswick & University of New Brunswick Saint Jean New Brunswick
9 College of North Atlantic Newfoundland
10 Memorial University of Newfoundland Newfoundland
11 Acadia University Nova Scotia
12 Atlantic School of Theology Nova Scotia
13 Cape Breton University Nova Scotia
14 Dalhousie University Nova Scotia
15 Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia
16 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Nova Scotia
17 Nova Scotia Community College Nova Scotia
18 Saint Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia
19 Saint Mary’s University Nova Scotia
20 Universite Sainte-Anne Nova Scotia
21 University of Kings College Nova Scotia
22 College de lille Prince Edward Island
23 Holland College Prince Edward Island
24 University of Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island

Once an immigrant is able to land a job offer from a designated employer, they have to provide with a settlement plan for themselves and the accompanying family members. Settlement plan will:

  • Help the immigrant to settle in Canada.
  • Provides with resources and links that will be related to immigrants or their family members.
  • Will tell the immigrant where they can go in the community to get help.

Immigrants will work with settlement service providers to strategize these plans. After the settlement plans, candidates have to get job-offer letter endorsed. An employer from the province will handle this process. On successfully getting the endorsement, the candidate will get a Certificate of Endorsement.

Candidates need to include their Certificate of Endorsement with their application for permanent residency application.

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