The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is created to top up labor shortages in the Canadian Atlantic provinces namely Prince Edward Island, Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. This program is a type of immigration program that enables employers or hirers in the Atlantic territory to hire immigrants for jobs. You can also apply for permanent residence through this program.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has three programs that were introduced in 2017 namely: Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program and Atlantic High-skilled Program which are for skilled workers. They also have a program called the Atlantic International Graduate program for international students who are graduates.

Who is Eligible for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)?

The qualifying basis for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Canada all depends on the chosen programs which include:

The eligible basis under the education sector for the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program and Atlantic High skilled program requires a Canadian high school diploma or an equivalent educational credential assessment. While the Atlantic International Graduate Program requires a two-year post-secondary diploma from a publicly funded learning institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submitting of the application for permanent residence.

For skilled work experience, the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program and Atlantic high-skilled program will need one year in a related field while the Atlantic Graduate Program does not require skilled work experience.

In terms of language mastery aspect, the three programs will need a CLB level 4 for English of Niveau de comp├ętence Linguistique Canadien for French.

For the provincial endorsement, the Atlantic Intermediate skilled program, you will need to be an indeterminate and full-time worker. For the Atlantic high-skilled program and Atlantic international Graduate Program, you will need to be a full-time worker and a one-year contract.

What is the Age Limit For AIPP?

There is no age limit for the application of the AIPP program. But applicants who are within the age of 18-35 years have more edge to immigrate to Canada. While applicants till the age of 50 can apply to obtain permanent residence.

What are the documents I need for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)?

The documents required for the involvement in the AIPP program are:

  • Police clearance certificate.
  • A valid passport.
  • Proof of payment.
  • Employment letter.
  • Genuine settlement plan.
  • Medical certificate.
  • Test results for language mastery (IELTS or TEF).
  • Proof of funds.

Educational credential assessment and certificate of endorsement. And also, if it is needed, proof of experience and a marriage license will be requested.

How To Apply For Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Follow these steps to begin your application into the AIPP program:

  • You will be connected to a settlement service provider by the employer. The provider will conduct a needs assessment service to choose the settlement plan which is to be paid attention to by the applicant and his/her family.
  • The chosen settlement plan is transferred to the employer as well as the candidate.
  • The employer needs to complete the endorsement application and select a program that fits the work experience that the employee possesses. This is submitted to the province.
  • The applicant will have to submit a completed permanent residency application to the IRCC as well as the endorsement letter and necessary documents.

The application will be submitted and if it is approved, the candidate or applicant and the people involved to Atlantic Canada.