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AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program)

AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program)

AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program)

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) aims to attract skilled workers to the Atlantic provinces of Canada to boost the economic growth in this region. Despite myriad opportunities in Canada, immigrants only select Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto as their destination. The Atlantic Provinces like Nova Scotia, Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are battling a low rate of immigration and an aging population. You can explore the unique benefits of AIPP and other exclusive immigration programs by hiring an expert immigration counselor.

Overview of AINP

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) provides several settlement options and unique job opportunities to aspiring candidates. The designated employer works with local settlement authorities to prepare a settlement plan and hire foreign nationals. The immigrant workers need not worry about education, language training, housing, and child care while immigrating under the AIPP.

The program focuses on the following priority areas of the Atlantic Growth Strategy:

  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Trade and Investment
  • Skilled workforce and immigration
  • Clean growth and climate change

Being an employer-driven pathway to immigration, the AIPP enables the hiring of foreign workers. Designated employers need not obtain a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LIMA) for hiring foreign nationals under the AIPP. Each AIPP applicant coming to Canada must receive a job offer from a designated employer in addition to a specific settlement plan that covers the principal applicant and the family.

Eligibility to apply under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

A valid job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada is an essential requirement under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. You need to have a copy of the Confirmation of the Designation in addition to the job offer. One can choose among the three options as per individual eligibility:

  • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program – The aspiring candidate should have a minimum of one year’s experience in a job position requiring job-specific training or high school education. An ECA report that confirms a candidate’s education is equivalent to a high school diploma is necessary besides proof of funds and a language test report.
  • Atlantic High-skilled Program – A minimum of one year’s experience in management, a skilled job, or a professional and a diploma or degree equivalent to Canada’s credential are vital requirements. Besides, the applicant will need to take a language proficiency test and provide proof of funds.
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program – The applicant has completed graduation in one of the provinces of Atlantic and has lived for a minimum of 16 months in the Atlantic province. Irrespective of the language of education, the applicant will have to take a language test.

Guide to apply under AIPP

Eligible candidates under one of the three streams of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) should contact a designated employer in the Atlantic Canada Province for a job offer. Employers are also able to use recruitment programs to source candidates. Following are a few crucial steps of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

  1. The Provincial Immigration Office designates prospective employers who wish to recruit foreign nationals as full-time workers under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
  2. The designated employer directs the recruit to a settlement service provider agency for designing a settlement plan for the candidate and the family by assessing the unique needs.
  3. The designated employer must complete and forward the Provincial Endorsement Application by mentioning the relevant stream as per the candidate’s eligibility. The endorsement will also include the settlement plan and the job offer.
  4. The immigrant candidate has to apply for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC) with the endorsement letter and other necessary documents for permanent residence.
  5. The approval process may take up to a maximum of six months. The candidate can then travel to Canada with family under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

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