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Atlantic Immigration Pilot

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Canada’s Atlantic Provinces have their individual immigration program that allows them to suggest the skilled and capable immigrants for the permanent residence in the province. It is a pilot immigration program that was launched in 2017 with a goal of inviting 7,000 immigrants to the Atlantic region of Canada by 2021.

How Does it Work

The AIP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot) was developed by the Canadian government to address labor shortage in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces: Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. These provinces have been experience complexity attracting young skilled workers, and the pilot seeks to address these shortages.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is also able to offer candidates an earlier route to Canadian permanent residence than mainly provincial programs. Unlike many streams that rely on job offers, the AIP is LMIA-exempt, meaning employer does not need to complete a Labor Market Impact Assessment by they hire an abroad worker. This saves employers time, money, and funds in hiring a skilled worker external of Canada.

Who may use this application?

You may submit an application through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot if you meet the eligibility necessities and plan to settle eternally in one of these Atlantic Provinces:

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

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

Candidates require sending set of ID while submitting their application. All these documents need to be ready before getting a job offer. In this method, it can help the candidate’s application to be processed in much earlier pace when they have the job offer:

Language:Candidates wants to take a language test so that they will be able to show their language skill. Candidate must give with the same documents with their application.

Education:Candidates, who have study outside of Canada, need to get their education accessed via Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) details. Getting ECA shows that the candidate’s education is identical to Canadian educational system.

Proof of Funds: Candidates requirements to support themselves and family members economically when moving to Canada. For this they need to show proof of funds.

Main theme of the AIPP is that it is an employer-driven immigration program that allows the provinces to take on a foreign worker. For candidates to apply under this program they require a job offer from a suitable employer and a resolution plan for themselves and the supplementary family members.

For a candidate to apply under this program, an suitable employer of the Atlantic province need to offer them a job-offer and make sure that it meets the necessities of the program candidate have qualified for. Job-offered does not want to be in same field as any other earlier job candidate had.

Another main condition is a resolution plan. Once the applicant is able to get a job-offer from a chosen employer, candidate and other accompanying family members’ needs to get a conclusion plan. This plan will assist the candidate to settle in the region. Give all the capital and links related to the candidate’s wants. All the resolution plans are free. Candidate will be working with a settlement service provider association to help manage the settlement plan. Once the settlement plan is created, candidate needs to provide a copy of it to their designated employer.

What are the other ways to immigrate to Canada’s Atlantic regions?

Other than the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), the other way that allow the immigrants to move to Atlantic Canada is the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP). Via these programs candidate are able to nominate the skilled and capable immigrants (like skilled workers, graduates and entrepreneurs) for permanent residency in the province.

Since 2015, every provincial nomination program has an express entry linked stream that allows the express entry programs candidates who are eligible to immigrate to the given province. Atlantic PNP includes:

  • Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NS PNP)
  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP)
  • Newfoundland And Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)

What are the eligibility supplies for the AIPP 2021?

Every sub-category of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has their own set of necessities and eligibility criteria.

Atlantic High-skilled Program:

To be capable to apply under this program candidate needs to –
  • Worked in organization, professional or technical/skilled job for at least a year.
  • Have at least a Canadian High School diploma or equivalent education.
  • Explain language proficiency in either French or English language.
  • Explain they will be capable to support themselves and any associated family member when moving to Canada.

Employers also need to meet some necessities under this program.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program:

To apply under this program candidate needs to-
  • Have worked in a job that requires a high school education and/or job-specific training for at least a year.
  • Have at least a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education.
  • Show their language proficiency in either French or English language.
  • Show they will be able to support themselves and any accompanying family member when moving to Canada.
Employers who are offering a job-offer to the candidate also need to fulfill some requirements.

Atlantic International Graduate Program:

For candidates to be able to apply under this program, they must:
  • Have a degree, diploma or other credentials from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province.
  • Have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the 2 years before getting the degree, diploma or credential
  • Need to take a language testing examination to show their language proficiency in English or French.
  • Show they will be able to support themselves economically and any accompanying family member when moving to Canada.

For the employers looking to hire the competent and skilled immigrants via this program, they first require to apply to the provinces in order to receive the designation. Every employer in the different province will require different/separate designations for each province. Employers to be able to get the nod for employ the skilled immigrants’ wants to meet certain requirements, which includes a pledge to sustain the recruit and their family members to integrate into daily life in Atlantic province.

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