Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program - January 2022
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the new Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) will launch on January 1, 2022. What's New? - AIPP to AIP  

December 17, 2021 Atlantic Immigration Program News Release - Click here

Employer designation under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) expired on December 31, 2021, to participate in the new Atlantic Immigration Program, employers will need to be redesignated. 

As a reminder, All AIPP endorsed candidates must apply for permanent residence before March 5, 2022. 

 

Atlantic Immigration Program 

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a federal immigration program that helps employers recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates to meet labour needs. 

This new employer-driven program builds on the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, which closed on December 31, 2021. Participants in the pilot program must reapply to use the permanent program.

 

Eligibility

To participate in the Atlantic Immigration Program, employers must first be approved by being designated and then have their positions endorsed by the Province. 

Once the employer's positions are endorsed, foreign worker(s) identified by the employer can apply directly to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residency. The foreign worker can also get a temporary work permit while waiting for permanent residency. 

 

How to Apply

Process

1. Employer Designation

To become designated, an employer must:

  • Have a business operating on PEI and be in good standing with the province
  • provide information on labour needs
  • commit to working with a service provider organization on settlement and retention

 

2. Employer Position Endorsement

To have a position endorsed, an employer must: 

  • Demonstrate that efforts to hire locally have been unsuccessful
  • Recruit a foreign worker
  • Provide a valid, full-time, non-seasonal job offer co-signed by the foreign worker
  • provide an individualized settlement plan co-signed by the foreign worker

Mandatory onboarding training and, if required, intercultural competence training must be completed before your first endorsement will be processed. More details to come. 

 

3.  Foreign Worker Immigration Application

To apply for permanent residency foreign workers must: 

  • Have a valid endorsement certificate issued by the province
  • Foreign workers who require a work permit must have a work permit referral letter issued by the province
  • Employers supporting work permit applications must register in the federal employer portal, submit the job offer and pay the compliance fee

 

Contact information

To learn more about the Atlantic Immigration Program, please contact our office. We're here to help.

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

Phone: 902-620-3628 
Fax: 902-368-5886

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published date: 
January 3, 2022
Office of Immigration

General Inquiries

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

Phone: 902-620-3628 
Fax: 902-368-5886

immigratepei@gov.pe.ca