Launched on March 6, 2017, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is a three-year pilot program. This new program is for those individuals who are willing to seek Atlantic Canada’s immigration.
This employer-driven program will process not less than 2,000 new applications in 2017. Moreover, ‘Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’ (IRCC) is planning to process almost 80% of the complete applications within six months or even less.
The federal government and the Atlantic provinces are initiating factors of this new pilot program. The provinces taking part in this program are as under.
- namely Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- Prince Edward Island (PEI)
- Newfoundland and Labrador
Involvement of employers during every stage of this program is necessary. In addition, applicants must provide a job offer with a view to meet the eligibility criteria.
Sub-programs of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Skilled workers may apply through these two sub-programs:
- Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
- Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
International graduate students may apply through this sub-programs:
- Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP).
Requirements of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
The three sub-programs mentioned above have almost similar requirements. However, there are few specific requirements with respect to each of these sub-programs. For instance, education, work experience, and job offer requirements will vary depending on the fact that whether the candidate is applying as an international student graduate or worker. Nevertheless, there is no change regarding other requirements of this program.
Please refer to the given table for better understanding about requirements.
Individuals applying for this program must know that the language threshold is lower as compared to other programs.
Following aspects of the AIPP are also important for potential immigrants.
- This program has no points system.
- It follows the policy of first come, first served
- AIPP works outside the ambit of Express Entry system.
Some Words about Employer Designation
Labour Market Impact Assessment process is not applicable to AIPP. Employers, willing to hire skilled immigrants should file an application to their province for receiving the designation. Moreover, employers must provide a separate designation for each province, if they are doing their business in multiple provinces. There are certain requirements for employers, which they must follow. Providing support to newcomers and their family to start a new life in Atlantic Canada is one of these requirements. Source: immigrationexperts