The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) helps you hire qualified candidates for jobs you haven’t been able to fill locally. These candidates can be overseas or living in Canada temporarily. The AIP was launched as a three-year employer driven immigration program aimed at addressing skills gaps and labour market needs in the four Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled immigrants.
Newfoundland and Labrador is working closely with the other Atlantic Provinces and the Federal Government to ensure the successful development and delivery of the AIP. The Pilot will facilitate the entry of up to 442 applications allocated to Newfoundland and Labrador.
There are 3 programs you can use to hire someone:
Atlantic International Graduate Program
Atlantic High-skilled Program
Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program
Each program has requirements that you and the candidate must meet.
Before you make a job offer, you must be designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic province where the candidate will be working. The designation process is simple and comes at no cost.
Once you make a job offer, you and the candidate will work through several steps. If you and the candidate meet all the requirements, the candidate gets permanent resident status in Canada.
One of the requirements for employers is a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada. The Association for New Canadians are able to help you with this process.