Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) is an employer-driven program that facilitates the hiring of foreign workers in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island. Introduced in 2017, AIPP is a fast-track immigration program, aiming at attracting over 7,000 new immigrants and their families to Atlantic Canada.

Since AIPP aims at hiring foreign nationals for jobs, all principal applicants arriving in Canada under the pilot program must have a job offer from a designated employer and an individualized settlement plan for themselves and their family.

Once a designated employer finds a candidate who meets their employment needs and the program criteria, that employer will need first to offer them a job. Employers do not need to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under this program.

Once the candidate has accepted the job, the employer will connect the candidate with a designated settlement service provider organization for a needs assessment and develop a settlement plan. Employers will also support the long-term integration of the new immigrant and his or her family, if applicable, so they can reach the goals of their settlement plan once they arrive in Canada.

Candidate requirements:

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
  • and one program for international student graduates: Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

The work experience, education, and job offer required will depend on whether the individual is applying as a worker or as an international student graduate. The other requirements are the same for both.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
Job offer from a designated employer

– Full time
– Indeterminate
 – NOC 0, A, B or C

– Full time
– One-year contract
– NOC 0, A or B

– Full time
– One-year contract
– NOC 0, A, B or C

Skilled work experience

– One year in occupation related to job offer



– Completion of at least high school
– Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian credential is required

– Two-year post-secondary diploma from a publicly funded learning institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 12 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence.


Level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English or the Niveau de compétence linguistique Canadien in French

Provincial endorsement

Letter of endorsement

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