The Atlantic Immigration Program operates as a partnership between Canada’s federal government and the four provinces in the region:
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
It is an employer-led program that aims to bring candidates to the region to fill positions for which Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available.
To hire through the AIP, employers do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment. Instead, they must meet requirements to become designated to make job offers.
Three programs operate under the Atlantic Immigration Program, which targets different types of candidates.
1) Atlantic High-Skilled Program
2) Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
3) Atlantic International Graduate Program
Optional Temporary Work Permit
Candidates through all three Atlantic Immigration Program programs require a Settlement Plan after receiving an offer of employment.
The Settlement Plan is designed to help you settle in Canada by highlighting resources specific to you and your family’s needs. You will also find where you can go to the community to get help.
Candidates make the Settlement Plan with a settlement service provider, available both inside and outside Canada.
Each job offer made through the Atlantic Immigration Program requires provincial endorsement.
The application for endorsement is handled by the employer after the candidate has their Settlement Plan.
Candidates should not submit a permanent residence application until they receive a Certificate of Endorsement. This should be submitted with the application.