16th Dec, 2018 PR Visa, Canada

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a new module in the Canadian immigration landscape.

Through this program, the federal government — in conjunction with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome about 7,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in the following three years. Much of this region is now and again alluded to as 'the Maritimes'. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot may be a new Canadian immigration program designed to satisfy those labor market desires and guarantee long-term economic growth in Atlantic Canada.

Dissimilar to most other Canadian immigration programs, employers play a part in making sure to the successful settlement and integration of newcomers beneath the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program. Each principal applicant under this program will have a job offer and an individualized settlement plan for themself and their family once they arrive in Canada.

How it Works?

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot gives Atlantic employers a chance to employ candidates’ for jobs that aren’t possessed by any local person. You can be living in Canada temporarily or might be living abroad. You should have job offer before you can apply.
  1. Meet Eligibility Requirements:
  • Employers will hire you through one of this three programs in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot:
  1. Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP – for Skilled Worker)
  2. Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP – for Skilled Worker)
  3. Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP – for International Students)
  • Each programs has its own requirements:

Meet Eligibility Requirements

  1. Find a designated employer:
  • This is an employer-driven program, with vital involvement from employers within the provinces.
  • Once a designated employer finds an applicant who meets their employment needs and the program criteria, that employer will need to first offer them a job. Employers ought not to bear the method of getting a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) below this program.
  1. Get a job offer:
  • If an Atlantic employer offers you a job, ensure that it meets the requirements of the program you qualify for.
  1. Get a settlement plan:
  • After you get a job offer from a designated employer, you and any family members who are aged 18 years and over and who are going to live with you in Canada ought to get a settlement plan. The plan will help you settle in Canada. These plans are free.
  1. Get endorsed by an Atlantic province:
  • After you've got your settlement set up, the province should endorse the job offer. Your employer will handle this procedure. If the province endorses your job offer, you’ll get a Certificate of Endorsement in your mail. Incorporate your endorsement certificate along with your permanent resident application.
  1. Submit your permanent resident application:
  • After receiving Endorsement Certificate select the appropriate program and apply for the Permanent Residency application to IRCC.
  1. Temporary work permit (Optional):
  • If you meet the requirements to apply for permanent resident status under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, you might be qualified to apply for a temporary work permit. You should have:
    • A job offer from a designated employer that meets the prerequisites of the program you’re applying under.
    • A Referral Letter from the Atlantic province from wherever you’ll be working.
  • The Temporary work permit gives you a chance to start work while your permanent resident application is being processed. The permit:
    • Is only for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
    • Is valid for one year.
    • Only gives you chance to work for the employer, who offered you the job.
  • You should send your permanent resident application in 90 days of submitting your temporary work permit application.