Atlantic Provinces of Canada with the help of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) are able to nominate the skilled immigrants for permanent residence in the provinces. Atlantic region covers the provinces and territories – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
AIPP, as we know, is an employer-driven immigration program that allows the eligible employers of the region to hire the skilled and capable foreign workers to fill the gap in the local economy of the Atlantic region. AIPP has three categories for the immigrants to apply under:
Via these programs, Atlantic Provinces are able to attract the attention of potential immigrants and employers.
Atlantic High-skilled Program is for candidates who have a job-offer from an eligible employer of the Atlantic region. Candidates can submit their application for permanent residence in the same region via this program. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has targeted to process 80% of applications within the six months.
Provinces that are covered under this program are as follows:
For be able to apply for permanent residence under the Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP), candidates need to fulfill some of the requirements and meet the eligibility criteria. Some of those requirements are as follows:
As we know, AIPP is an employer-driven immigration program this means candidates need a job-offer from an eligible employer of the Atlantic region. There are some requirements that the job-offered must meet and they are as follows:
For work experience under this category, candidates have to prove that in the last 3 years, they have worked for at least 1,560 hours which means it must be non-continuous, full-time or an equal amount in part-time. Working hours can be inside or outside of Canada.
Some extra points to take care of:
Candidates applying under this program must be having any of the following:
The candidate has to show their language proficiency in either English or French in order to apply under this program. For this they required a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4. Some of the recognized educational institutions that is recognized by the federal government of Canada for taking the language examinations are as follows:
One thing that candidates need to keep in mind is that the test scores for language proficiency must not be more than 2 years old on time of application submission.
Proof of Funds (POF):
Candidates need to show that they will be able to support themselves or any other accompanying family members while moving to Canada. Amount needed depends on the size of the family moving to Canada. The following table will illustrate the amount needed with the respective number of family members (number of family members includes anyone candidates are supporting who is not immigrating with the candidate):
|Number of Family Members||Funds Required|
|7 or more||$8,138|
Candidate who are already working or living in Canada with a valid work permit are not allowed to provide with Proof of Funds (POF).
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