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We are now accepting applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. We will process up to 2,000 applications in 2017.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is for skilled workers and international student graduates who want to permanently live in:

  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island

To apply for permanent residence through the Pilot you must:

  • get a job offer from a designated Atlantic employer
  • work with a designated employer to submit your application for endorsement to an Atlantic province
  • receive an endorsement letter from the province

Learn more about getting endorsed by a province.

Find out who can apply

You must already have:

  • a job offer from a designated Atlantic employer
  • an endorsement letter from an Atlantic province

You'll also need to meet eligibility requirements for permanent residence.

Apply

Once your application is endorsed by the Atlantic province and you have an endorsement letter, you can start your permanent resident application.

There are three different programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Choose the program that best fits your work experience, your education and the job offer. Find out how to get the forms, pay the fees and submit your application.

Important: Make sure you apply to the right program. If you don't, your application will be refused.

Note: Canada uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) to classify jobs.

Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Work experience

  • At least one year at skill level C within the last three years

Job offer

  • Full-time (at least 30 paid hours per week)
  • Permanent
  • skill type/level 0, A, B, or C

This job should be related to your work experience.

Education

  • Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, OR
  • Foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

Atlantic High-Skilled Program 

Work experience

  • At least one year at skill type/level 0, A, or B within last three years

Job offer

  • Full-time (at least 30 paid hours per week)
  • For at least one year from the date permanent residence is granted
  • skill type/level 0, A, or B

This job should be related to your work experience.

Education

  • Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, OR
  • Foreign credential and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)

Atlantic International Graduate Program

Work experience

  • You do not need any

Job offer

  • Full-time (at least 30 paid hours per week)
  • For at least one year from the date permanent residence is granted
  • skill type/level 0, A, B, or C

Education

You must have:

  • a minimum 2 year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province
  • been a full-time student in Canada for at least two years
  • graduated in the last 12 months when you apply
  • lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months in the last 2 years before you graduated
  • had the visa or permit needed to work, study or train in Canada