The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been developed to help skilled workers immigrate to the Atlantic Canada that comprises four provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Labrador, and Newfoundland. The governments of these provinces are collaborating with the central government to implement the AIPP.
Interested individuals can apply for one of the following three sub-programs covered under the pilot program:
- Atlantic High-skilled Program
- Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
- Atlantic International Graduate Program
Each of these programs has different eligibility criteria. The criteria cover what type of job you can do in the Atlantic region and what skills, work experience, and educational credentials you need to have for the said profession. Your language proficiency and financial strength will also be assessed. The requirements for each program are somehow different and depend on whether you want to immigrate as a student or worker.
If you want to immigrate to the region as a worker, you need to have a minimum of one-year work experience gained during the last three years. Your work experience can be with different companies, but it must be in the same profession. When it comes to education, you need to have at least a Canadian high school or post-secondary certificate or a foreign equivalent education assessed by the ECA. Also, you must have a job offer from a designated employer in an Atlantic province.
If you want to apply under the Atlantic International Graduate Program, you need to have at least a two years degree, certificate or diploma from an accredited institute in the Atlantic region, and you must have been a full-time student for a minimum of two years in Canada and graduated within the last one year at the time of filing your application. There are additional requirements for each program area, and the applicant must acquaint himself/herself with those requirements before applying.
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