Map of Canada highlighting the four Atlantic provinces.

As a regulated consultant I encourage clients to apply for the atlantic immigration pilot program or AIPP. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (Updated 2019) is for the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. The provinces included in this program are:

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

Candidates with a job offer may be eligible for this stream. In order to do so, they must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Benefits of AIPP

Some of the benefits of AIPP are:

  • No LMIA required with a job offer.
  • Quick processing time of 6 months.
  • Spouse is eligible to work with an open-work permit
  • While for express entry federal skilled worker program you need to have a language proficiency of at least CLB 7, for AIPP you may be eligibile with a low language proficiency of even CLB 4.

Atlantic High-Skilled Program

The eligibility requirements are:

  • Valid job offer from an employer taking part in the Atlantic Immigration pilot program. (Employer must have a confirmation of designation from the province).
  • The job offer should be full time, in NOC 0, A or B and last at least a year.
  • One year or more of work experience in a management, professional or skilled job (NOC 0, A or B).
  • High-school diploma or higher education.
  • English language skills at CLB 4 or higher
  • Have sufficient funds as per your family size

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

The work experience requirements for Atlantic intermediate-skilled program are as follows.

  • Work experience in an NOC C job. The NOC C jobs require high-school education or job specific training. Some examples of NOC C jobs are industrial butchers, long-haul truck drivers and food and beverage servers.
  • Registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC skill level A 3012), or a licensed practical nurse (NOC skill level B 3233). You also need to have a job offer from NOC 3413 or 4412.

Plus the same language and financial requirement apply.

Atlantic International Graduate Program

  • You have a degree or diploma from an Atlantic province (publicly funded institution).
  • Have spent 16 out of 24 months in that province before getting your degree or diploma.
  • Can satisfy the language and financial requirements and have a job offer.

List of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program designated employers

To see if your employer qualifies for this program, please see the list of designated employers for each province below:

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick