Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) or simply Atlantic Immigration is an employer-driven program launched in 2017 as an initiative between the Canadian federal government and the Atlantic provinces, namely Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI), Newfoundland and Labrador. AIPP is a fast-track immigration program where employers in Canada are provided with an option to employ foreign nations to work in one of the above provinces. Since the launch in 2017, AIPP has helped individuals and employers very much. A total of 1896 employers in the four provinces of Canada made 3729 job offers through this fast-track program for skilled foreign nationals. Several changes were made to AIPP, including the extension by two years & relaxing some of the eligibility requirements. Individuals with a job offer & living either in Canada or outside Canada are eligible to apply in this program.
AIPP allows local employers to identify, recruit, and retain skilled foreign talent. With this program, the government welcomes newcomers to the Atlantic region to fill the labour gaps and also the economy. The program comes with specific goals like supporting population growth, developing a skilled workforce and a rise in employment options in the four provinces. AIPP is also focused on the below five priority areas:
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program works on a first-come, first-served basis and is subdivided into three programs based on the qualification and other requirements. Each of the sub-program has a different set of eligibility criteria.
Following are the requirements for AHSP
Following are the requirements for AISP
There are several requirements for employers to provide a job offer. Before the employer decides to make a job offer or hire an eligible candidate, the employer must be designated by that particular provincial government of the Atlantic province. Only if your company is designated, you will be able to extend the job offers. To be designated, the following requirements are needed:
After designation, employers will be eligible to find the candidates and provide the job offer. The candidate needs to accept the job, go through the designated settlement provider organization for a settlement plan. To possess the work permit, a candidate will need to have:
The processing time for the application is around six months and will be charged $1040 as application fees.
There are several ways to immigrate to Canada, such as through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Family Sponsorship, and Business Immigration. The eligibility criteria and application processes may vary depending on the program and category. You can visit the Government of Canada’s official immigration website for more information and guidance on the different immigration options available.
The requirements to immigrate to Canada depend on the immigration program or category you are applying under. Some common requirements include meeting the language proficiency (English or French) standards, having sufficient funds to support yourself and your family, meeting the educational and work experience criteria, and passing the medical and security checks. Each program may have additional requirements, so it is recommended to carefully review the eligibility criteria before applying.
The processing time for Canada immigration applications varies depending on the program and category. Some programs, such as Express Entry, have faster processing times than others. The processing times can also depend on factors such as the volume of applications received, completeness of the application, and whether additional information or documents are requested. You can check the current processing times on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.
The different types of Canadian immigration programs include Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), Family Sponsorship, and Business Immigration. Express Entry is a federal immigration program for skilled workers, while PNPs are designed to allow provinces and territories to nominate individuals who meet their specific labour market needs. Family sponsorship allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their eligible family members for immigration to Canada. Business Immigration programs are designed to encourage foreign entrepreneurs and investors to start or invest in a business in Canada.