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Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The pilot helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.


The Atlantic Immigration Pilot helps employers hire foreign skilled workers wanting to migrate to Atlantic (Canada). The pilot also helps international graduates to stay in the Atlantic province after they graduate.

The three programs that are used to hire candidates for jobs include:
• Atlantic International Graduate Program
• Atlantic High-Skilled Program
• Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program

Each of these programs has specific requirements that the employer and the candidate should fulfill. Before making the job offer, the employer should ensure it is designated by the government of the Atlantic province where the candidate will work.

Atlantic International Graduate Program


The candidate should meet the following requirements:
• Meet education requirements.
• Should have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the 2 years before getting their diploma, degree, or credential.
• Undergo a language test to prove that they can communicate in English or French.
• The candidate should also have enough money to support themselves and their families in Canada.

Work Experience

No work experience is required for this program.


The candidate should meet all of these educational requirements.
• Should have at least a two-year diploma, degree, certificate or apprenticeship or trade credential. The diploma, degree, and other credentials should be from a publicly funded approved institution in an Atlantic province.
• The candidate should have been a full-time student for the entire duration of the studies.
• The graduation from the institution should be in the last 24 months before a permanent resident application is received.
• The applicant should have lived in any one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months. This should be in the two years that the applicant gets the diploma, degree or educational credential.
• Permit or visa necessary to study or work in Canada is available with the applicant.

The training or study program cannot be one of the following:
• Distance learning for more than half the length of the study or training duration.
• French or English language courses for more than half of the study program. The applicant will not be able to apply for the program if they have a fellowship or scholarship that requires them to return to their country.

Education Outside Canada

Only education in Canada is considered. If education credentials outside Canada is to be included, the education outside Canada should be assessed.


Even if you are educated in Canada, it is necessary to take the approved language tests. The language tests in French or English are proof that the applicant will be able to communicate when living and working in Canada.

If the applicant had taken the language tests, they can send the results if they match the program level and are less than two years old.

Proof of Funds

The applicant should have enough money to support themselves and their family living in Canada. The funds necessary will depend on the size of the family. The size of the family includes anyone that the applicant supports and who is not migrating with them.

If the applicant has a valid work permit and is already working and living then proof of funds is not necessary.

Getting A Job Offer

The job offers that the applicant gets should meet all the requirements.
• The Offer of Employment to A Foreign National form was used to make the job offer.
• The employer is designed as an employer when they take part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program conducted by the Atlantic province (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Nova Scotia). The Atlantic province is the place where the applicant will be working. The employer must get a Confirmation of Designation from the Atlantic province.
• The job offer should be for a full-time job (at least 30 paid hours per week).
• The job shouldn’t be seasonal. This means you should have a regular scheduled and consistent all year paid employment.
• The job is a skill type specified by NOC (National Occupational Classification). The skill level specified is O, A, B or C.
• The job offer that is made by the employer will last at least a year.

All employment requirements for the job should be met by the applicant.

Submit the Application

When the employer and the applicant meet all the requirements that have been specified, they can submit the application. It is advisable to start filling the application before all the necessary requirements are met. This will help save time.

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Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program

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Work Experience

The applicant can use work experience to qualify for intermediate skilled program in two different ways.

Option 1
The applicant should have work experience at skill level C specified by NOC (National Occupational Classification). Skill level C jobs require a high school secondary education or job-specific training. The skill level C jobs include:
• Beverage and food servers.
• Long-haul truck drivers.
• Industrial butchers.

Option 2
The applicant has work experience:
• As a registered psychiatric nurse or as a registered nurse (skill level A) or
• As a practical nurse (licensed – skill level B)

And the applicant has any one of the following offers:
• Patients service associate, orderly or a nurse’s aide (skill level C)
• A home support worker (skill level C)

Atlantic High-Skilled Program

Work Experience

In the last 3 years, the applicant should have worked for at least 1,560 hours. This is the total number of hours they would have worked if they were working for 30 hours per week. The skill level specified is O, A, B or C.

Calculation of Total Working Hours

• Count the total number of hours worked in full-time and part-time jobs.
• The hours that are calculated should be in one occupation. The total working hours can be from different employers.
• The applicant should be paid for the total number of hours worked. Unpaid internships and volunteering will not count.
• If the applicant is self-employed then these working hours will not count.
• The working hours can be outside or inside Canada.
• The total working hours should have been accumulated over a period of at least 12 months.


The applicant must have one of the following:
• A Canadian high school post-secondary or secondary degree, diploma, or certificate.
• A foreign diploma, degree or certificate which is equal to the Canadian credential. A report from ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) a recognized organization showing the credentials are equal and valid to the Canadian credentials. If the applicant has an ECA report it must be less than 5 years old at the time of submission of permanent resident application.

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Employers – Get Designated

Before making a job offer and hiring a candidate, the employer should be designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic province. Being designated means the employer will be able to offer jobs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

If you want your organization to be designated it should be:
• Of good standing.
• The organization should be operating in the Atlantic province for at least 2 years.
• The organization works with a settlement service provider. This helps the candidates get settlement services.

The four provinces of Atlantic include:
• New Brunswick
• Newfoundland and Labrador
• Nova Scotia
• Prince Edward Island

The application process to become a designated employer in each province is different. There is no cost involved in the application process.

Find a Candidate

After getting designated, the employer will be able to hire international graduates and skilled workers in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot doesn’t match jobs with candidates. The employer can find a candidate or the candidate can approach the employer for a job.

Pilot Requirements

The employers can choose to hire candidates using any one of the three programs of the pilot. Even if the candidate qualifies for more than one program, they will be able to apply only through one program.

For all three programs offered, the candidate should show proof that they meet all the requirements that have been specified. An offer of employment is given when the employer offers a job to the applicant.

After getting an offer of employment, the candidate should sign and keep a copy with them. They will need this when they work on the settlement plan and for the permanent residence application.

Get the Documents Ready

When applying for permanent residence in Atlantic it is advisable to get all the documents ready. This will help save a lot of time and ensure that you fulfill all the requirements specified in the application. Each program of Atlantic Immigration Pilot has different documents that need to be submitted for processing. Get a checklist of all the documents and the forms that should be submitted. You can make use of the checklist to gather all the documents.

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Get A Settlement Plan

After getting a job offer from the employer, the applicant should get a settlement plan. The settlement plan will help the applicant and their family to settle down and adjust to their new home in Atlantic province.

The settlement plan provides resources that can be used to settle down in a new place. These plans are absolutely free of cost. It is best to give a copy of the settlement plan to the employer.


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