The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was announced recently by the Canadian government for skilled foreign workers and international graduates who wish to live permanently in Atlantic Canada:

The provinces are

  • New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia

The three different categories you can apply to live and work permanently in Atlantic Canada are

  • Atlantic international graduate program
  • Atlantic intermediate-skilled program
  • Atlantic high-skilled program

Each program has its prerequisites. These prerequisites cover covers primarily:

  • your proficiency in English or French
  • your capacity to help yourself and your family in Canada
  • your plan to live in the Atlantic province
  • your skills, experience and education
  • the work that you’ll have in the Atlantic province 

Atlantic International Graduate Program

In general, you must:

  • have a degree, diploma or another credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province
  • have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the two years before getting your degree, diploma or credential
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French
  • prove you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada

Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

In general, you must:

  • have worked in a job that requires a high school education and/or job-specific training for at least a year
  • have at least a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada

Atlantic High-skilled Program

In general, you must:

  • have worked in management, professional or technical/skilled job for at least a year
  • gotten a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education
  • take a language test to show you can communicate in English or French
  • show you can support yourself and your family when you come to Canada

More information can be gotten here