The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is an employer-driven program launched by the federal government to encourage immigration to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada.
The AIPP encourages foreign temporary high-skilled, semi-skilled workers and international graduates to immigrate to the Atlantic Provinces and contribute to their economic development.
As an employer in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, if you want to hire foreign temporary workers through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), then you need to receive employer designation.
The AIPP offers 3 different programs:
Except for the AIGP, all programs require a valid job offer from a designated employer in the province to be eligible for the AIPP.
An employer in the Atlantic Provinces need to meet some eligibility requirements to hire temporary foreign workers under this program:
There are some additional requirements the employer must meet depending on the province they are based in:
Nova Scotia: To become designated in NS, employers must:
If the employers want to endorse the candidate for permanent residency in the province, then they must:
Prince Edward Islands: To become designated in PEI, an employer must:
Intend to recruit a foreign worker for a full-time, nonseasonal occupation
You must complete your designation application before you can endorse your candidate for permanent residence under the AIPP.
The provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have identical requirements for employers:
If you are designated as an employer in the province, then you will receive an endorsement letter. This letter is required to complete the immigration of the candidate.
You can find the list of designated employers in the province on the verified sites of the Canadian and provincial governments.
You need to have a valid job offer and a letter from the province. You must also apply for permanent residency within 90 days of applying for a temporary work permit.
You must be a recent international graduate or a skilled worker with a valid temporary resident visa in Canada.
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