Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program AIPP

  • Created to fill permanent labour shortage needs of employers from four Atlantic Provinces.
  • Pilot project until December 31, 2021.
  • There is an intake of permanent resident applications for the Atlantic Immigration pilot each year.
  • If the employer is in urgent need for the foreign worker before the results of their permanent resident application, they are eligible to apply for a one-year Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)-exempt employer-specific. See below for work permit eligibility.
  • The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a fast-track immigration program that allows employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island — to hire foreign nationals for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

Job Offer:

  • have a job offer that is from a participating employer in one of the Atlantic Provinces,

Work Experience:

minimum one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience in main occupation within the last three years. Full time work is minimum 30 hours per week of paid work.


have a high-school diploma, post-secondary certificate or degree that is valid and equal to a Canadian equivalent.

Language Requirements:

  • have minimum level 4 in the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or the Niveaux de competence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Funds needed to settle in Canada: T

The foreign national must have enough money unencumbered by debts or obligations to support him/herself and their family whether accompanying them or not, after they arrive in Canada.