The Atlantic High-Skilled Program is a component of Canada’s immigration project called Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program that was launched in 2017. Under the plan, suitable and qualified foreign individuals who have a job offer in Canada can file to be a permanent resident of Canada.
The IRCC processes about 80 percent applications within six months under this program. Below are the eligibility requirements for the AHSP program:
- If you want to apply for immigration under the AHSP program, you need first to get a job offer in Canada. The job offer must be in one of the four provinces covered under the program and must be a permanent and skill-based job for a minimum of one year.
- You must be able to prove that you have relevant work experience of at least one year.
- When it comes to education, the applicants must demonstrate that they have at least a Canadian secondary degree or a foreign equivalent. Foreign educational degrees or certifications need to be assessed by an ECA to show that the international credentials meet the Canadian standards.
- To qualify for this program, you must be able to demonstrate your language fluency, meaning that you must show that you can speak at least the basics of French or English.
- You must also prove that you have enough funds to cover your expenses, besides supporting your family, after entering Canada. Keep in mind, however, that you cannot borrow money from other people to demonstrate your financial strength.
- The applicants are required to get an endorsement by one of the four Atlantic provinces. The provinces provide an endorsement letter to the eligible people. You are required to give the IRCC a copy of the endorsement letter along with your PR application.
If you are interested in immigrating to Canada under this program, you should consult with a Canadian immigration consultation or attorney.
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