Atlantic Immigration Pilot For Employers - Endorsement

Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers - Endorsement
The PEI Office of Immigration will not be accepting Endorsement Applications after December 10, 2021. Please review the PEI PNP Streams to see if an alternative option is available to you.
As of December 31, 2021, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is closing and provincial endorsements will no longer be issued. If you have a valid provincial certificate of endorsement, permanent residence applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot will be received by IRCC until March 5, 2022. The pilot will be replaced with a new program, with details to come.
At this time NOC 7511- Transport Truck Driver applications are no longer being accepted under Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Immigration Program. Candidates are encouraged to apply under the Critical Worker Stream

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is an employer-driven federal immigration pilot program designed to help you fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting foreign nationals for permanent residency.  The Pilot is a two step process for employers, you must first become a designated employer and then submit a endorsement application for every foreign national you want to support through the program.

Am I eligible to endorse a foreign national?

To be eligible to endorse a foreign national you must be a designated employer.

What is the process?

You must first identify a foreign national that meets the Federal Eligibility Criteria that you want to endorse through the program and complete the job offer template.  The foreign national must then approach an approved Settlement Service Provider with a copy of their job offer and your designation letter and get a settlement plan prepared.  You must then submit the job offer, endorsement application, proof foreign national meets the Federal Eligibility Criteria, and settlement plan to our office. 

How do I apply?

If you meet the terms listed above, you must first read the application guide then complete the employer endorsement form.

The complete form can be submitted to the Office of Immigration in three ways:

  • In person at 94 Euston Street (2nd floor), Charlottetown, PEI;
  • Electronically to ; or
  • Courier or mail package to

Office of Immigration
94 Euston Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1176
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7M8

Do I have to pay a fee?

There are no fees payable to the Province for the endorsement process. 

What forms do I need to fill out?

To endorse an applicant as a designated employer, you must complete the endorsement application and the job offer template. You must have a valid Certificate of Legal Advice on file with our office.   The Certificate of Legal Advice is valid for one year and must be signed by a practicing lawyer in good standing with any provincial/territorial law society in Canada. 

Who can I contact with questions?

Forward questions related to the Pilot to or call (902) 620-3628.

Published date: 
November 22, 2021