Several provinces of Canada like Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador have a requirement of skilled workers in large numbers. To fill this requirement, the provinces majorly prefer permanent resident visa holders. This is because candidates who prefer permanent immigration on PR visas stay in the province for a longer and make Canada their home country. This way candidate and their skills can be retained in the country for a longer period of time.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
To bring in talented professionals at a faster pace, these provinces have introduced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. This program has been introduced for two years, during which nearly 2000 candidates will be eligible to become permanent residents Valid Job offer from any employer of the four provinces (in occupations of NOC 0, A or B Level.
Minimum 1 yr of relevant experience
High school certificate or higher education (ECA Approved)
English language proficiency (IELTS- CLB 4 in English or French)
Ability to meet process prerequisites of Canada Immigration
Sufficient funds to migrate to Canada and settle permanently
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has three main categories. This means that candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program can apply for immigration under the following programs.
Atlantic High Skilled Program: Candidates who have complete their high school education and hold a one-year full time employment contract (from any employer of the four provinces) in any of the occupations of NOC Skill Type/Level 0,A or B can apply for Canada immigration under this program.
Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program: Candidates who have at least one year’s full time job offer form an Atlantic Province employer, in any occupation of the NOC Skill Level/Type 0, A, B or C can apply for this program. It is equally mandatory that the candidate must have high school education completed before application.
Atlantic International Graduate Program: Basic criteria for any candidate to apply for AIPP immigration under this program to have a min. qualification of international Bachelors. Also, the candidate must be hold a contract of one-year employment for occupation listed in NOC Skill Type/Level 0, A, B or C.
On a comparative note, this program is a faster solution for candidates who want to settle in any of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. Moreover, it has three superficial features that make it a good program for candidates with less work experience and low English language score.
Accepts Secondary school qualification: This program also accepts secondary education for PR visa application. NOC level C category is accepted: Skilled workers who hold a work experience in any occupation of the NOC Level C are also accepted, which otherwise is not accepted in the Express Entry Program selection system.
Language proficiency requirement is low: A candidate who wants to settle in Canada but does not have eligible English language skills for Canada Express Entry is accepted for a PR through AIPP. CLB4 is the minimum criteria for English language skills for AIPP.
If you are looking for a quicker immigration but have lesser prerequisites to apply under Canada Express Entry stream, then this program is exactly for you. Reach our Canada immigration experts today and evaluate your chances for PR visa under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.