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.
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.