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Employers in Nova Scotia looking to fill persistent labour gaps through the AIP must first be approved for eligibility by being designatedand then endorsed by the province.

To become designated, an employer must:

  • Have a business operating in good standing;

  • Provide information on labour needs; and

  • Commit to working with a service provider organization on settlement and retention


To become endorsed, an employer must:

  • Demonstrate efforts to hire locally have not been successful;

  • Recruit a foreign worker;

  • Provide a valid, full-time, non-seasonal job offer co-signed with the foreign worker; and

  • Provide an individualized settlement plan co-signed with the foreign worker.


Employers must also work with a settlement service provider in the province. See below for a list of currently available providers.

List of Settlement Service Providers in Newbrunswick:

ICL Immigrations "Designation Assistance" Service fees and contact:

At ICL Immigration our mission is to make this process as seamless as possible for employers by assisting them with the designation process taking them through all the steps from A - Z.  We charge a flat fee for this service of C$150.00 + hst, and this fee excludes any of the applicable submission fees etc that may or could be payable to specific provinces.

To purchase your designation service from us, please click the link below to start the process and one of our le

To begin the process of Designation in another Atlantic Province, click the images below to learn more:

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