You must receive a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada to participate in the pilot.
To see a list of designated employers participating in the pilot, check the provincial websites:
When a designated employer offers you a job, they’ll give you an Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form [IMM 5650] (PDF, 1.54 MB). You must:
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a suite of 3 federal programs, established by Ministerial Instructions, effective March 6, 2017. The goal of this pilot project is to attract and retain skilled immigrants in Atlantic Canada by testing innovative approaches to permanent immigration.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is in place until December 31, 2021.
Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island. Facilitating entry for these workers, under the International Mobility Program, supports the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act by encouraging the settlement and retention of workers in the Atlantic region.
Once the foreign nationals who receive a job offer from an employer from one of the Atlantic provinces, the referral letter will be issued once the province has
As of May 1, 2019, there are new work permit eligibility requirements. Applicants must submit language, education and work experience documentation according to the specific AIP program they are applying for.