Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a program that allows qualified foreign nationals and international graduates to work and live in one of Canada's four Atlantic provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
In most circumstances, a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is required in order to secure a legitimate Canadian job offer for immigration reasons. However, the LMIA is not needed under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. Instead, an employment offer from a designated Canadian business is required.
The Atlantic Immigration Program operates as a partnership between Canada?s federal government and the four provinces in the region:

Nova scotia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Prince Edward Island

The pilot program forms part of an overall Atlantic Growth Strategy that will focus on the following five priority areas:

  • skilled workforce and immigration;
  • innovation;
  • clean growth and climate change;
  • trade and investment;
  • infrastructure.

Canada's Atlantic Immigration Pilot has three programs through which you can potentially apply:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program
  • Atlantic High-Skilled Workers Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Workers Program

Although the foreign applicant may be eligible for more than one pilot program, the employer can only complete the application through one of them. Each pilot program has its own set of requirements.

  • Language skills
  • Valid offer for a job in the Atlantic Provinces
  • Suitable skills, education and experience
  • Intention for residing in the province of Atlantic
  • Able to settle in Canada with family

Occupation in Demand

Nova Scotia

  • NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates)
  • NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
  • NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
  • NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners)
  • NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers),
  • NOC 7521 (Heavy equipment operators (except crane)), or
  • NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers)

Prince Edward Island

  • NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates);
  • NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers);
  • NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers); or
  • NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners).

New Brunswick

  • NOC 0013 Senior managers financial, communications and other business services
  • NOC 0311 Managers in health care
  • NOC 0631 Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 1112 Financial and investment analysts
  • NOC 1121 Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1222 Executive assistants
  • NOC 1225 Purchasing agents and officers
  • NOC 1241 Administrative assistants
  • NOC 1311 Accounting technicians and bookkeepers
  • NOC 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
  • NOC 2172 Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 2173 Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2281 Computer network technician
  • NOC 4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
  • NOC 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
  • NOC 6211 Retail sales supervisors
  • NOC 6222 Retail and wholesale buyers
  • NOC 6322 Cooks



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