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A viable pathway to work & settle in Canadian Maritime provinces New Brunswick | Newfoundland & Labrador | Prince Edward Island | Nova Scotia.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is one of the fast-track Canadian immigration programs that allow employers in Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces to hire foreignskilled workers for jobs they are unable to fill locally.

Canada admitted 1,060 new permanent residents through the AIPP in the first half of 2020. The Federal government and its provincial government partnersaim to welcome more than 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic Canada region by 2021 through the Pilot.

Features of the Pilot:
The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada.
AIPP has two programs for skilled workers: Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) and Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)Launched in 2017 for an initial three-year pilot run; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended the pilot till December 2021 to maintain the program’s momentum. All prime candidates arriving in Canada under the AIPP must have a job offer from a designated employer along with 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 to first offer them a job.

Note: A major advantage of the AIPP is that designated employers are not required to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for jobs endorsed under the pilot 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 to develop a settlement plan. Then the employer needs to submit an endorsement application to the province. The province must endorse Employers’ job offer before the candidate can apply for permanent resident status. One of the most interesting aspects of the AIPP is the fact that applicant’s immediate family (Spouse/Dependent children) can come to Canada with him. Even intermediate-skilled spouses of principal applicants can apply for an open work permit.