The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program enables employers in the Canadian Atlantic provinces to recruit foreign nationals for the job positions, for which they are not able to find qualifying candidates among residents and citizens in the area.
The AIPP was introduced in 2017, in collaboration with the Government of Canada with a purpose to meet labour-market shortages by welcoming newcomers in the four Atlantic provinces of the country. The four Atlantic provinces participating in AIPP are –
- Nova Scotia,
- Newfoundland and Labrador,
- New Brunswick, and
- Prince Edward Island.
Under the AIPP, the federal and provincial governments have aimed to invite over 7,000 new immigrants to the region by the end of 2021.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Overview
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a three-year pilot program designed to invite new immigrants to the four provinces of Atlantic Canada. The purpose is to meet the workforce requirements of local communities and employers.
This immigration program aims to develop a skilled workforce, increase employment rates, and support population growth.
The AIPP works as a part of the overall Atlantic Growth Strategy, based on the following five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce and immigration;
- Trade and investment;
- Clean growth and climate change; and