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New Launch: Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) 2022

By Sierra March 7, 2022 (Updated March 11, 2022) 2 min. read
Atlantic Immigration Program

On March 4th, the Government of Canada released details about the newest Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) launch. Formally known as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), this pathway gives skilled foreign workers and international graduates the opportunity to gain Canada PR. The program helps employers hire qualified candidates to fill labor shortages in the 4 Atlantic provinces:

Canada announced the new permanent Atlantic Immigration Program, recognizing the need to build on this success as the country continues to recover from the pandemic and address labor shortages across Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Immigration Program Launch Date

Candidates that meet the AIP requirements and have obtained a job offer were able to submit their permanent residence applications starting March 6th, 2022. This program will help Atlantic provinces attract more skilled newcomers to fuel our economic recovery and drive further growth in the region.

Since 2017, participating employers have made over 9,800 job offers in key sectors, including in health care, manufacturing, accommodations, and food services. More significantly, over 90% of applicants were still living in the region after a year. This is a testament to the resilient and welcoming nature of Atlantic Canadian communities.

How To Join The Atlantic Immigration Program

To gain Canada PR through the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) there are a few steps that both the employer and employee in Candas must take:

  1. Get designated as an employer
  2. Take the required training courses
  3. Find a candidate
  4. Employee must meet candidate requirements
  5. Create a job offer
  6. Submit an endorsement
  7. Apply for temporary work permit (optional)

You can learn more details about these steps on our main Atlantic Immigration Program page!

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