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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program- AIPP

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program


  1. Canada has taken an initiative for a smoother process for professionals with a low qualifying score. In this view, the Canadian Government introduced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. This program is for the foreign workers who wish to live and work in Atlantic regions of Canada including

    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • New Brunswick
    • Newfoundland & Labrador

    The government has announced that through Canada AIPP over 2000 eligible professionals will be invited for Canada PR. This immigration program has come into effect since March 2017 and will be open till 2021.


    • Live, work and settle in Atlantic region of Canada.
    • Fast-track visa process
    • Ideal for candidates with less CRS
    • Simple and easy non-express entry application procedure
    • Less IELTS score accepted

  2. There is a severe shortage of skilled immigrants in the Atlantic regions. To meet the skills gap at a faster pace, the Canadian Government has decided to invite skilled professionals on AIPP

    The Government of Canada is increasing the number of skilled immigrants and their family members. They obtain permanent residence through the AIPP this year.

    Admissions targets through the AIPP are set at 2,000 for 2019 and 4,000 for 2020. Canada’s Minister of Immigration and immigration refugees, Ahmed Hussen, announced the increase after a meeting. This meeting includes the provincial government of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces.

    The 3 major categories have been designed for various applicants. The applicants eligible for any of the following categories get a chance to apply for PR through the AIPP:

    Atlantic High Skilled Program:

    This program category is for foreign nationals who have completed their high school education. They should also hold an employment offer in “national occupational classification” Skill Level 0, A, or B.

    Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program:

    This program is for workers who have a one-year full-time employment offer. The employment should be in NOC level 0, A, B or C from any employer of the Atlantic provinces and at least high school education.

    Atlantic International Graduate Program:

    The programme is for international student graduates. The student should have one year’s full-time employment in NOC skill level 0, A, B or C.

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  3. ParametersRequirement for Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled ProgramRequirement for Atlantic High-Skilled ProgramRequirement for Atlantic International Graduate Program
    Job offer Candidates need a full-time job offer in the NOC list 0, A or B level from any Atlantic province employer organization.Candidates need a full-time job offer in NOC 0, A, B, or C level from any Atlantic province employer.Candidates need a full time 1 year’s job offer in NOC 0, A, B or C level from any Atlantic province employer.
    Work Experience Min. 1 yr relevant overseas work experience. Not required
    QualificationMin. High School At least post-secondary diploma (2 yrs.) from a funded institution of the Atlantic region.
    English language Skills CLB 4 in IELTS English or French.
    Validation Letter of Endorsement

    *international applicants need to get their education accessed through Educational Credential Assessment.


    • Secondary Education is accepted: Through the AIPP, Canada accepts secondary education. It also accepts occupation-specific training. The training should relate to the required education criteria for the program.
    • NOC level C category is accepted: Skilled workers who hold work experience in any occupation of the NOC Level C are also accepted. In the Express Entry Programs, this provision is not accepted.
    • Language skill need is low: A candidate who doesn’t higher IELTS score for Canada PR is accepted. CLB4 is the least criteria for English language skills for AIPP.

    Thus, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is an excellent immigration opportunity. This programme helps applicants who are unable to receive their ITA through Canada Express Entry or get a work permit.

    To know how we can help you apply for a PR visa through the AIPP and search for a job for the AIPP, leave us a message and our Canadian immigration expert will contact you with more information.


  4. The Atlantic region is located on the east coast of Canada.


  5. There are four provinces which are part of the Atlantic Region are:

    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • New Brunswick
    • Newfoundland and Labrador

  6. Yes, it is mandatory for you to have to an offer letter from the employer from the Atlantic region. Yet, the advantage is that the designated employers are not required to apply for “Labour market impact assessment” or “LMIA”. LMIA is one of the reasons employer otherwise don’t provide work permits in 2019.


  7. There is no set processing time for AIPP process. The programme success is based on obtaining the offer letter from the designated employer of the Atlantic Region. Yet, once you are able to get employment, the processing time by citizenship Canada is 6months.


  8. The Employer has to prove that they were unable to hire locally. To become designated, the employer has to show the business in good standing. Intent to work with a service provider organization on settlement service and retention. Commit to working a settlement plan with the foreign workers.


  9. Yes, AIPP or other Provincial Nominee Program is “plan B” for potential immigrants. Once you gain a year’s full-time employment, you will be able to have a better chance of obtaining a Canadian permanent residence.


  10. Kansas has a dedicated team which works on Canada’s immigration services and

    • Job Search Service Help by Experts
    • High impression Resume from international CV specialist
    • Interview Preparation Help by Senior Recruiters.
    • Documentation and Process.
    • Process Educational Credential assessment.
    • Help with the permanent resident application.
    • Job Search Service- Over 50 Job postings are made

  11. Each professional needs a perfect resume. The CV represents skills or level of expertise to find a career path. Every day thousands of job applications are received by HR. This is because of an easy online process.


  12. A third party tool called Application Tracking System acts as a mediator between the candidate’s application and HR. The ATS CVs based on the keywords, Job title, skills, work experience besides filtering out profiles with graphics or symbols.

    Kansas resume writing team is expertise in designing professional resumes. These resumes are prepared as per country and region standards. We ensure all resumes made by our experts will pass through an applicant tracking system. This method helps to increase the chances to get responses from the Employer.


  13. Kansas is one of the preferred immigration consultants in India. We ensure you an error-free and risk-free assistance for Canada visa. We are reputed for providing our clients with quality, performance, service, and assistance.

    • We provide immigration counseling to our clients as the very first step and for which we do not charge anything.
    • Then we review the client profile in detail and check the chances of their visa approval. We then proceed with the necessary documentation and finally submit the application.
    • Even after the submission, we never stop we maintain the necessary communication with our clients.

    At Kansas, besides providing consultation for Canada visa both temporary and PR we also provide similar assistance

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FAQs Section

Is Atlantic Immigration program a part of Canada Express Entry?
Atlantic Immigration program is not a part of the Canada Express Entry. It was started with an aim to issue high skilled workers a quicker permanent residency than that of the Express Entry.
To know your genuine eligibility for PR is to connect to our expert. We have a team of immigration experts who are specialized in Atlantic immigration pilot program. From knowing your eligibility to assisting you in job search, our experts are at your assistance.
Since the process of AIPP solely revolves around your securing of a job offer from Canadian employer, there is no estimated time of the process. The early you get your offer letter, the early your process can commence.
There is a customized list of documents that are required for AIPP. However, the few major ones are IELTS score card, proof of job offer, letter of endorsement, police clearance certificate, Medical certificates, ECA documents, fund statements etc.
Yes. The AIPP does not require any points for application. The basic criteria to apply for AIPP is job offer from an employer of any four Atlantic province, namely- Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador.
No. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a seperate immigration program started by the Government of Canada in collaboration with provincial governments/employers.
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