The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is an accelerated scheme that sanctions experienced and capable workers migrate permanently in Canada’s in four Atlantic Provinces viz. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. This program was launched in 2017 keeping in mind to open doors for 7,000 immigrants to the Atlantic region of Canada by 2020.
Note: Seeing the momentum of the AIPP, the government of Canada has decided to extend the program to December 2021
Canada’s Atlantic region is comprised of the provinces:
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
These provinces, in association with, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is able to bridge the gap of the economy in the local labor market. The authorities of these Provinces invite capable and experienced candidates by unfurling before them career opportunities which obviously an aspirant cannot resist.
Under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) there are three sub-categories that permit skilled immigrants and scholars to apply for permanent residence in these provinces:
- Atlantic High-skilled Program
- Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
- Atlantic International Graduate Program
AIPP conceptualizes on the fact that it is an employer-driven immigration program that empowers the provinces to hire a skilled and eligible job seeker. Though there is a condition for the candidates to apply under this program. Firstly, they are required to submit placement appointment letter from an eligible employer along with numbers of accompanying family members.
Secondly, the migrant is requested to submit a settlement plan. Once the candidate receives the job-offer from an authorized company, he and his accompanying family members have to be prepared with settlement plan. This plan will help the candidate to dwell comfortably in the province. For its procurement, the candidate is advised to seek help from a settlement service provider organization to help accomplish the accommodation plan. Once this plan of action is done, the candidate is required to provide a copy of it to their designated employees.
Then Province will validate your job offer which is done by the employer. Candidates are not required to submit their application for permanent residency before countersign. Once the province endorses candidate’s appointment letter, after then he will receive a Certificate of Endorsement.