You may apply through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot if you meet the eligibility requirements and plan to settle permanently in one of these Atlantic Provinces:

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

Find out if you qualify for AIPP – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

List of Designated Employer and Jobs

Employers must be on the following lists to be eligible to hire on AIPP.

Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

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Work Experience

You must have the following work experience:

  • within the last three years, you have accumulated at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience in your primary occupation at Skill level 0, A, B, C
  • you have performed the activities in the lead statement of the NOC;
  • you have performed a substantial number of the main duties of the NOC, including all of the essential duties;
  • your work experience was acquired from paid work (volunteer work or unpaid internships do not count);
  • your work experience was acquired overseas or in Canada (as long as you were legally authorized to work in Canada as a temporary resident).

Job Offer

You must have a job offer that is:

  • from a designated employer in an Atlantic province,
  • full time and non-seasonal,
  • at skill level O, A, B or C


  • You must have a high-school diploma, post-secondary certificate or degree that is valid and equal to a Canadian equivalent.
  •  If you did not complete your studies in Canada, you’ll need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to show that your studies are equal to a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree.
  • Your ECA report must be less than five years old on the date we receive your application.

Language requirements

CLB 4, or IELTS:

Skill level Listening Reading Writing Speaking
All 4.5 3.5 4.0 4.0
  • If you have already done language testing, your test results must not be more than two years old on the date your application is received.

Funds needed to settle in Canada

You must submit proof with your application to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada. Examples of documents you can submit are:

  • current bank statements or certification letter
  • proof of your savings balance
  • deposit statements

You cannot borrow this money from another person. You must be able to use this money to pay the costs of living for your family (even if they are not coming with you).

The amount of money you need to support your family is set by the size of your family. We update these amounts every year.

Funds needed to settle in Canada
Number of
Family Members
Funds Required
(in Canadian dollars)
1 $3,240
2 $4,034
3 $4,959
4 $6,021
5 $6,829
6 $7,702
7 or more $8,575



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