The Atlantic International Graduate Program of the Atlantic Immigration Program is aimed at candidates who have a degree, diploma or another credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province
Candidates must have a job offer that is:
- From an AIP-designated employer in an Atlantic province.
- Full time (at least 30 hours per week) and non-seasonal.
- Skill type/level 0, A, B or C.
- Made using the correct federal government form.
A candidate’s job offer does not need to be in the same occupation as past work experience. However, a candidate does need to meet employment requirements for the job, as listed in the NOC.
Candidates do not need work experience.
Candidates must have:
- A minimum two-year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province.
- Been a full-time student in Canada for at least two years.
- Graduated in the 24 months prior to the application date.
- Lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months in the last two years before graduation.
- Had a visa or permit to work, study or train in Canada.
A candidate does not qualify if their study or training included:
- English or French second language courses for more than half of the program.
- Distance learning undertaken for more than half of the program.
A candidate cannot apply if their scholarship or fellowship required them to return to their home country after graduation.
- Score at least a level 4 in the Canadian Language Benchmark exam in English or the Niveaux de Compétence Linguistique Canadiens in French.
- Take an approved language test and meet the level for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Results must be less than two years old on the date of application.
Proof of Funds
Candidates need to show they have enough money to support themselves and their families after immigration. Amounts depend on the size of the family and include family members a candidate supports that are not immigrating.
Proof is not required if a candidate is already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit.
|Number of Family Members (including those you support that aren’t immigrating with you)||Funds Required|
|For each additional family member||$890|