Please be aware that although IRCC announced on December 17, 2021 that the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program would become a permanent program as of January 01, 2022, they did also mention that they will only open the applications window from March 06, 2022. The time between opening the program and taking applications is for employers to become re-designated or desginated. ICL Immigtation will be assisting employers to become designated during this time.
BECOME A DESIGNATED EMPLOYER
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) allows eligible designated Atlantic Employers to hire eligible skilled workers, intermediate level workers, and international graduates to become permanent residents of Canada and immigrate to one of the Atlantic provinces, namely Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador through the various options provided by the AIP program.
All programs under the AIP are employer-driven. This means that all applicants require a job offer in order to satisfy the eligibility criteria. As such, local Atlantic employers play a vital role in making this process viable.
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process under the AIP is not required, However, employers must still follow a few steps in order to hire through this program, one of the primary ones is becoming a designated employer.
Under the AIP, employers must also work with the specific settlement service provider organizations in their province. This is aimed at helping newcomers settle and integrate in Canada and local communities properly.
All applications require that the employer send the job offer, the settlement plan for each adult family member, and an endorsement application to the province for review and consideration. If the specific Atlantic province approves the application, they will send the applicant/candidate an endorsement letter, and with this letter an applicant cant apply for temporary residence permits immediately and permanent residence within 90 days of arriving in the specific province.
This is a great opportunity for Atlantic employers to attract the skills they need to build their businesses and contribute to the growing economies of the Atlantic regions successfully, all while helping Canada reach its immigration targets.