Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Announced

Through this program, around 2,000 newcomers may submit an application for permanent residence in 2017.The details of an exciting new Canadian migration program, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), have been announced. Through this program, around 2,000 newcomers may submit anapplication for permanent residence in 2017. The pilot program is set to keep going for three years,and includes the areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

Initially reported on July 4, 2016, the arrangement is a piece of the Atlantic Growth Strategy. In any case, full points of interest of the program were just uncovered on January 27, 2017. Applications will be acknowledged as of March, 2017.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has been intended to enhance the settlement procedure for newcomers, by ensuring that economic immigrants that arrive through the program have a job offer from a designated employer and a settlement plan for themselves and their family, if applicable.

There are three categories within the pilot program:

The Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP), targeting candidates with a qualifying job offer for a one-year contract for full-time employement in a position at level 0, A, or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC);

The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP), targeting candidates with a qualifying job offer of indeterminate duration for full-time employment in a position at level 0, A, B, or C of the NOC; and

The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP), targeting international graduates of post-secondary study programs of at least two years’ duration, undertaken at a publicly-funded institution in the Atlantic region. Such graduates are also required to have a qualifying job offer.

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