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Atlantic Immigration Pilot continues to gain momentum


Since the Atlantic Immigration Pilot was launched last January, interest from both immigrants and employers has steadily grown.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the government of Canada and the Atlantic provinces to attract and keep skilled immigrants, as well as recently-graduated international students from Atlantic universities and colleges, to meet the unique workforce needs of the region.

To help employers and immigrants take advantage of the Pilot, IRCC has also launched a dedicated service channel. It provides support and information to help them get through the immigration process more easily. IRCC will also be fast-tracking temporary work permits for candidates so they can start working in Canada while they wait for their permanent residence application to be processed.

Federal ministers, including the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Premiers of the four Atlantic provinces, discussed the Atlantic Immigration Pilot as a part of their meetings on the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Businesses in these provinces can offer jobs to eligible non-Canadians. With a job offer, these candidates can apply for permanent residence in Canada through one of three programs: High-skilled workers, intermediate-skilled workers or international graduates.

Each program has its own requirements. To apply for permanent residence through the Pilot you must:

Get a job offer.

Meet eligibility requirements.

Get a needs assessment and settlement plan.

Get endorsed by an Atlantic province.

Apply for permanent residence.

When you are approved, you can start working. If there is an urgent need for you to work, you can apply for a Temporary Work Permit.

As of July 2017, more than 280 candidates have been recruited. Of these candidates, more than 200 have been endorsed by an Atlantic province, the first step in using the Pilot to immigrate to Canada. These candidates can now apply for permanent residence.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017

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