Atlantic Immigration

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a federal immigration program that helps employers recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates to meet labour needs.

This new employer-driven program builds on the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, which closed in 2021. Participants in the pilot program must reapply to use the permanent program.

If you wish to immigrate to Atlantic provinces; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island under the province’s nominee program, you have three programs to choose from:

atlantic 

high-skilled

program

atlantic intermediate-skilled program

atlantic

international

graduate

program

The first steps to apply for the Atlantic Immigration Program

Candidates must meet the federal criteria as well as the requirements established by the participating community, where they are expecting to settle.

The Federal Criteria are:

In order to participate in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, candidates must receive a job offer from a designated employer from the Atlantic Canada Region. Employers do not need to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) under this program.

Before receiving a job offer, employers are also required to be designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic Province where the candidates will be employed. To be designated, your organization must:

 

  • be in good standing

  • have been operating in the Atlantic region for at least 2 years

  • work with a settlement service provider organization to help your candidates get settlement services

 

Employers will be required to apply for designation once by one of designated the Atlantic provinces, they wouldn’t be required to apply for each candidate. Employers with locations in multiple provinces will be required to apply for a separate designation for each province. Employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada. Once designated, employers would receive a “Confirmation of Designation” from the province.

This category is for candidates who have received an eligible indeterminate job offer from an Atlantic Canada Region employer in a skilled or intermediate level occupation (NOC Skill type 0, Skill levels A) and have directly related work experience. 

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General Requirements:

 

  • Experience: Candidate has accumulated 1 year of work experience at the NOC 0, A, B or C level in the last 5 years.
     
  • Education: Candidates must have a one-year Canadian post-secondary program credential, or equivalency (demonstrated by a valid ECA).
     
  • Language: CLB 5

This category is for candidates who have received an eligible indeterminate job offer from an Atlantic Canada Region employer in a skilled or intermediate level occupation (NOC Skill type B) and have directly related work experience. 

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General Requirements:

 

  • Experience: Candidate has accumulated 1 year of work experience at the NOC B or C level in the last 5 years.
     
  • Education: Candidates must have either a Canadian educational credential (high school) or equivalency (demonstrated by a valid ECA).
     
  • Language: CLB 5

This category is for candidates who have received an eligible indeterminate job offer from an Atlantic Canada Region employer in an intermediate level occupation (NOC Skill type C) and have directly related work experience. 

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General Requirements:

 

  • Experience: Candidate has accumulated 1 year of work experience at the NOC C level in the last 5 years.
     
  • Education: Candidates must have either a Canadian educational credential (high school) or equivalency (demonstrated by a valid ECA).
     
  • Language: CLB 4