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The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the 4 Atlantic provinces:

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

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program lets Atlantic employers hire qualified candidates for jobs that they haven’t been able to fill locally.

You can be living abroad or be in Canada temporarily. You must have a job offer before you can apply.

Eligibility requirements

Employers can hire you through 1 of 3 programs in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program:

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

Each program has its own requirements. These requirements cover:

  • the job that you’ll have in the Atlantic province
  • your skills, experience and education
  • your ability to communicate in English or French
  • your ability to support yourself and your family in Canada
  • your intent to reside in the Atlantic province

If you’re interested in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, see if you qualify for one or more of the programs. You may be eligible for more than one program, but you can only apply through one program.

Get your documents ready before your job offer

You must send documents with your application. You can get these documents before you have a job offer. Getting these documents can help let you apply faster when you have a job offer.

  • Language: You must take a language test and send the results with your application. You must do this even if you studied in Canada. 
  • Education: If you studied outside Canada, you’ll need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report. This shows how your education compares to a Canadian one.
  • Proof of funds: When you arrive in Canada, you must have enough money to support yourself and your family.

There are other documents you must include in your application. Each program has an application guide with a checklist of all the documents and forms you must submit. Use the checklist to make sure you have all of the documents: