Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
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What is Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). It helps Atlantic business of all sizes to attract international graduates and skilled foreign workers to fill job vacancies.
General Eligibility Requirements
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates who want to work and live in one of Canada’s 4 Atlantic Provinces: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador.
Applications of only those candidates with a job offer from a designated employer will be accepted under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Each of the three programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot demands different levels of requirements in terms of a job offer, work experience, and education. However, other requirements are the same for all three programs.
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) is a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot which allows eligible foreign employees who got a job offer from a specific employer in Atlantic regions in Canada can apply an application for Canadian permanent residence.
Through the AISP, eligible foreign workers with a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada can submit an application for Canadian permanent residence.
The AISP is an employer-driven program, and therefore all applicants are required to obtain a valid job offer.
Applicants to the AISP must demonstrate that they have a job offer that is:
- from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
- for full-time, indeterminate employment;
- skilled or intermediate level (i.e. in a managerial, professional, technical/trades, or intermediate position at skill type 0, A, B, or C of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]); and
- supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement from the province that indicates that the job offer is genuine and that a needs assessment has been completed and a settlement plan is in place for the applicant and each member of the family.
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
Atlantic High-Skilled Program is a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program which allows eligible foreign workers a job offer from an employer in Atlantic to apply for permanent residence in the Atlantic region.
The AHSP is an employer-driven program, and therefore all applicants are required to obtain a valid job offer.
Applicants to the AHSP must demonstrate that they have a job offer that is:
• from a designated employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces;
• for full-time employment for at least one year;
• skilled (i.e. in a managerial, professional, or technical/trades position at skill type 0, A or, B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]); and
• supported by a provincial certificate of endorsement from the province that indicates that the job offer is genuine and that a needs assessment has been completed and a settlement plan is in place for the applicant and each member of the family.
Applicants to the AHSP must demonstrate that they have obtained work experience for at least one year (1,560 hours total/30 hours per week), non-continuous, full-time or an equal amount in part-time, within the last three years. This work experience must be:
• paid work (i.e. volunteer work, unpaid internships do not count); and
• in a managerial, professional, or technical/trades position (NOC 0, A, or B).
Additional notes on work experience:
• Applicants must have carried out the activities listed in the lead statement of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description and a substantial number of the main duties.
• Canadian experience must have been obtained while the foreign national was authorized to work in Canada as a temporary resident.
• Applicants do not have to be employed at the time they apply.
• Periods of self-employment will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience.
• Work experience acquired during a period of study is allowed, as long as the work hours did not exceed what the applicant was authorized to do for that period.
Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) is a unique immigration option for international graduates of eligible educational institutions in Atlantic Canada.
The applicant must demonstrate that they meet the following minimum education requirements:
• obtained, as a full-time student, a degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential following completion of a post-secondary education program of at least 2 years from a recognized, publicly funded institution in 1 of the 4 Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador)
• lived in either New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island for at least 16 months within the 24-month period before their credential was granted, and
• had valid or legal temporary resident status throughout their stay in Canada and had authorization for any work, study or training they engaged in while in Canada.
Work permit issuance
Applicants may be eligible to apply for a one-year work permit (exemption code C18) while their permanent residence application is being processed. This will allow employers to fill immediate job vacancies by providing skilled immigrants and their families with temporary resident status documents before submitting a permanent residence application.
To qualify for this temporary work permit, foreign nationals will need:
- a valid job offer,
- a referral letter from the province, and
- a commitment to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of submitting the temporary work permit application.
Eligibility and Designated employers
|3||Fruit Harvesting Labourer||8611D||$12.50-15.50|
|4||Quality Control Checker||9465C||$14.50-20.00|
|5||Farm Operation Supervisor||8252B||$12.50-15.50|
|6||Food and Beverage Processing Grader||9465C||$14.25-17.50|
|7||Bakery Machine Operator||9461C||$12.50-15.50|
|8||Mechanical Engineering Technician||2232B||$15.00-20.00|
|9||Bakery Plant Supervisor||9213B||$13.00-20.00|
|11||Food Processing Quality Control Technician||2211B||$15.00-20.00|
|13||Metal Products Assembler||9537C||$14.50-17.00|
|14||Painter, Assembly Line||9536C||514.50-17.00|
|16||Fish Processing Supervisor||9213B||$20.00|
|17||Quality Control Checker||9465C||$20.00|
|18||Fish Plant Worker||9463C||$13.00|
|19||Food Service Supervisor||6311B||$13.40|
|20||Food and Beverage Server||6513C||$13.00|
|22||Food Service Supervisor||6311B||S 13.40|
|23||Food and Beverage Server||6513C||$13|
|25||Web Designer - Graphic Design||5241B||$18|
|26||Digital Marketing Co-ordinator||1123A||$28|
|28||Hotel Managing Supervisor||6313B||$16.00|
|29||Food and Beverage Server||6513C||$13|
|32||Dry Cleaning Supervisor||6316B||$16.50-17.50|
|33||Dry Cleaning Driver||7514C||$14|
|34||Commercial Laundry Appliance Technician||7332B||$21|
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