Extension of Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program to Dec 2021

Posted on March 8, 2019

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) of Canada extended its program validity. It was introduced in 2017 with a plan to be in existence for 3 years. Now, this is continued for until December 2021. The federal government states this as momentum to keep up the program. AIPP helps in meeting the labor market shortages in the four Atlantic Provinces:

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

Employers are able to select skilled candidates through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. International Graduate students from universities and colleges are also having opportunities to move with AIPP.

How is the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program functioning for skilled candidates?

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have made a statistics report. According to it, 1,986 Atlantic region employers offered 3,729 jobs till today. Also, 2,535 applicants received their Canada PR and migrated with their families.

The demand of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has made the IRCC extend its allocations and admissions. About 500 places increased their immigrant arrivals with the AIPP.

Minister of IRCC, Ahmed Hussen explained this extension would help in exploring more. The Canadian Government and Atlantic provinces can get more skilled people. Also, he adds the success history of the AIPP. From its start in 2017, AIPP served the best for finding skilled candidates. The program helped the provinces in meeting their labour market needs.

Not alone extension, the Canada government even made a few changes. International graduates are now having more 2 years after their graduation to apply for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

With the changes made, Canada aims to find skilled candidates. It is increasing opportunities for candidates to settle as Canada Permanent Residents. Planning to become a Canada in 2019? Then, feel free to speak to visa experts. Get your free visa assessment and explore your Canada PR chances. Call @ 040-40307077.