The purpose of the program is to increase the population of this region given the low birth rate, aging population and an additional factor: migration of young adults from the region to other parts of Canada.
The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) has been extremely successful given it offers a fast-track system for immigrating, which is quicker than the 4 Provincial Nominee Programs covering the region.
Atlantic Immigration Program Requirements
The AIP requires a job offer from an employer in the region as well as an individualized settlement plan for the main applicant and any family members. No LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from Canada’s Department of Labour is required.
Immigrant Applicants Requirements
Qualifying work experience (unless you’re a recent graduate from a post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada: 1,560 hours are required (can be high skill or certain low skill jobs)
Meet educational requirements: For NOC O/A, one year of post-secondary education or equivalent; for NOC B/C, Canadian high school or equivalent
Meet language requirements: for NOC O/A/B: Canadian Language Benchmark of 5; for NOC C: Canadian Language Benchmark of 4
Show settlement funds (unless you’re already working under a work permit in Atlantic Canada)