Question from AAlia, What is the Atlantic Immigration Program and how does it work in Canada?
Answer from AI:
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a Canadian immigration program that allows employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces — Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick — to hire foreign workers for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.
Who can apply?
The AIPP has three streams:
- Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP): For applicants with a job offer that lasts at least one year and have at least one year of experience in a professional, managerial, or technical/skilled job.
- Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP): For applicants with a job offer that lasts at least one year and have at least one year of experience in a job that requires a high school education and/or job-specific training.
- Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP): For applicants who have a degree, diploma, or other credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province and have a job offer.
What are the general requirements?
While each stream has specific requirements, there are also general requirements that apply to all three, including:
- Having a job offer from a designated employer in an Atlantic province
- Having a needs assessment and settlement plan
- Being able to support yourself and your family financially
- Meeting the language, education, and work experience requirements of the stream you’re applying to
How to apply?
The application process involves several steps:
- Receive a job offer from a designated employer in an Atlantic province.
- Receive an endorsement from the province.
- Submit your application for permanent residence.
Where can I find more information?
For more detailed information about the AIPP, including the specific requirements for each stream and the application process, you can visit the Government of Canada’s immigration website.
Remember, immigration law can be complex and every individual’s situation is unique. It’s always a good idea to consult with a legal professional or an accredited immigration consultant for personalized advice.