Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is an immigration program that fast-tracks permanent immigration to Canada for professional foreign workers and international graduates in Canada's Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

The AIPP Canada helps employers hire qualified candidates that they were not able to find locally.

The potential candidate must have a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has three programs through which you can apply:

  • Atlantic International Graduate Program
  • Atlantic High-Skilled Workers Program
  • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Workers Program

Eligibility for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Canada

Some eligibility criteria needs to be met by applicants who are applying for permanent immigration to Canada.

  • Language criteria:
  • Candidate should pass a language test to prove that he can communicate in one of Canada's two official languages: English or French. Applicants can use agencies such as IELTS or CELPIP for English, or TEF Canada or TFC Canada for French listed on IRCC’s website.

  • Work experience:
  • Worked at least 1,560 hours or 30 hours/week annually for five years at skill levels B, A, or 0 under NOC - National Occupational Classification.

  • Job offer:
  • It should be a non-seasonal and a full-time job offered through the Federal government with a minimum duration of 1 year. Job should be a paid one not self-employed.

  • Education:
  • Candidates are required to have a Canadian Degree, Diploma, or Certificate at the Post-secondary or Secondary level, an overseas Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Apprenticeship, or Trade education credential.

  • Proof of funds:
  • Candidates must provide proof of adequate finances required to support themselves along with their families.

Here is a list of documents required so that you can apply for immigration to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot programs:

  • Birth certificates.
  • Marriage certificate/divorce or dissolution certificate (if married further than formerly, give documents for each).
  • Death certificate for former spouse/common-law partner.
  • National IDs
  • Language test proof.
  • Educational proof.
  • Information on your child, like birth certificates, relinquishment papers, or custody evidence.
  • Proof of former experience (employment contract, etc).
  • If you’re presently living in Canada: Proof you have a valid temporary hearthstone permit.
  • Proof you have sufficient finances.
  • Proof you worked/studied in Canada legally.
  • Visa photos that comply with Canadian requirements.
  • Proof of paid Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program fees
  • Copies of travel documents and passports. The copies have to show the passport number, date of issue and expiry, your photo, name, date and place of birth and changes to the name, birth date, expiration, etc.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Application Forms

  • Generic Application Form to Canada (IMM 0008)
  • Schedule A: Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
  • Employment offer to a Foreign National – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (IMM 5650)
  • Economic Classes- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs (IMM 5501)
  • Additional Dependents/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) (if applicable)
  • Supplementary Information – Your Peregrination (IMM 5562)
  • Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
  • Use of a Representative (IMM 5476)

Express Entry: immigration to Canada

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government that allows people to apply for immigration to Canada based on their specific skills.

Express Entry covers programs namely:

  • The Skilled Worker Program
  • The Skilled Trades Program
  • The Canadian Experience Class

Eligibility for Express Entry

  • Candidates fill out a form for Express Entry which will be ranked according to points given on a skill basis.
  • Highly ranked applicants will be invited for permanent residence as immigrants.

Profile point System

Express Entry points will be grounded on:

  • Education level
  • Language abilities in English and/or French
  • Work experience and skills
  • Your age

The Canadian government offers many programs like AIPP and Express Entry to fast track their growth by providing permanent Canada immigration Visa to skilled employees with their families based upon their eligibility which can be consulted through various Canadian immigration consultants.

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