Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Immigrate through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Atlantic Canada (green) within the rest of Canada
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Eligibility requirements

Employers can hire you through 1 of 3 programs in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:

  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program

Each program has its own requirements. These requirements cover:

  • the job that you’ll have in the Atlantic province
  • your skills, experience and education
  • your ability to communicate in English or French
  • your ability to support yourself and your family in Canada
  • your intent to reside in the Atlantic province

Atlantic High-Skilled Program

In general, you must:

  • have worked in a management, professional or technical/skilled job for at least a year
  • have at least a Canadian high school diploma or equivalent education(ECA)
  • 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 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(ECA)
  • 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 International Graduate Program

In general, you must:

  • have a degree, diploma or other credential from a publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province
  • have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months in the 2 years before getting your degree, diploma or credential
  • 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