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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Open in March 2017
Skilled Workers

  • Atlantic High Skilled Program

  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program


Work Experience
  • At least one year (1,560 hours total or 30 hours per week) within the last 3 years

  • In one occupation (but can be with different employers)

  • Paid (volunteering or unpaid internships do not count)

  • High-skilled worker: NOC skill type/level 0, A, or B

  • Intermediate-skilled worker: NOC skill level C

  • Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, OR

  • a foreign degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship education credential: need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report

  • ECA must be less than 5 years old when apply

International student graduates

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program


Work Experience
  • No need any work experience

  • A minimum 2 year degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province

  • Been a full-time student in Canada for at least 2 years

  • Graduated in the last 12 months when you apply

  • Lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months in the last 2 years before you graduated

  • Had the visa or permit need to work, study or train in Canada

  • Cannot be: English or French second language courses for more than half of the program, or distance learning undertaken for more than half the length of the program

Job Offer
  • From a designated employer in an Atlantic province (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island)

  • Full-time

  • Non-seasonal

  • Reviewed by the province

  • High-skilled workers: Skill type/level 0, A, or B / last at least one year

  • Intermediate-skilled workers: Skill type/level 0, A, B or C / be indeterminate (permanent)

  • International graduates: Skill type/level 0, A, B or C / last at least one year

  • No need LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment)  for the employer

  • At least a level four (4) in the Canadian Language Benchmarks in English or in French, and

  • Take an approved language test : speaking, listening, reading and writing

Proof of funds
  • Need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you immigrate

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