Atlantic Pilot Program

The Atlantic Pilot Program is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the 4 Atlantic provinces:
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program lets Atlantic employers hire qualified candidates for jobs that they haven’t been able to fill locally.

Eligibility requirements

Employers can hire you through 1 of 2 programs in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:
  • Atlantic High-Skilled Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled 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

The Government of Canada is increasing the number of skilled immigrants and their family members who can obtain permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. A key advantage of the AIPP is that designated employers do not have to go through the process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment for jobs endorsed under the pilot program.

In order to be eligible, foreign workers must have a full-time job offer from a designated employer and possess at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) paid work experience in an occupation designated Skill Type O, Skill Level A or Skill Level B under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).