Atlantic Immigration Program – Endorsement Application

PEI Provincial immigration pathways are dependent upon federal immigration allocations, application volumes, and provincial labour market needs. The PEI Office of Immigration is currently selecting and prioritizing skilled workers in higher demand sectors such as health care, trades, childcare, and other key industries facing labour shortages. Individuals working in the sales and service sector may not receive an Endorsement from the Province at this time. As a Designated Employer, please consider these limitations before submitting an Endorsement Application for your Candidate.
Learn more about the Province of PEI population framework here.
At this time, Transport Truck Driver applications (NOC 73300) are not being accepted under Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Immigration Program. Candidates are encouraged to review their eligibility under PEI’s Provincial Nominee Program’s Workforce Streams.

The Atlantic Immigration Program is an employer-driven, federal immigration program designed to help fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting skilled foreign workers and international graduates for permanent residency. 

How do I apply?

To be eligible to endorse a foreign national, you must first be a PEI Designated Employer. If you are not currently Designated by the Province of PEI, please visit the Employer Designation Application page for more information.

  1. A Designated Employer should complete the online AIP Endorsement Application by clicking "Apply Now" at the bottom of this page for each of your qualified Candidates.
  2. You will receive a secure link from our Office to upload all the supporting documents after you submit your Endorsement Application. 
  3. Once the complete Endorsement Application has been received by the PEI Office of Immigration, your Candidate will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If the PEI Office of Immigration approves your Endorsement Application, the Certificate of Endorsement will be sent directly to you, the PEI Designated Employer. You should then forward the Certificate to your Candidate so they can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency. 

Please refer to the Endorsement Guidelines for further information on completing this online form.

Do I have to pay a fee?

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

What documents will I need to submit?

Please ensure the following documents are complete and saved as one, combined PDF file:

  • Signed copy of the Employee Declaration Form
  • IMM0157 Job Offer Form
  • Use of a Representative Form (if the candidate used a representative)
  • If the candidate requires a temporary work permit, also include the IMM0156: Undertaking for an application for a work permit exempted from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) as part of the Atlantic Immigration Program form
  • The Candidate's Settlement Plan from a designated Immigrant Settlement Service Provider (including any accompanying family members)
  • Passport for Candidate and all Dependants
  • Any past or current Temporary Resident Permits (eg. work, visitor, study) for the Candidate and all Dependants
  • Education Documents (Canadian Education Credentials or Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for those who studied outside of Canada)
  • A valid language assessment (IELTS or CELPIP for English, TEF Canada or TCF Canada for French) issued within the last two years
  • Proof of Recruitment Efforts by the Employer, if applicable
  • Signed PEI Employment Offer Letter or Contract, including a detailed Job Description
  • Evidence of the candidate’s previous work experience in the form of a reference letter
  • Detailed and recent Résumé for the Candidate

Who can I contact with questions?

Forward questions related to the program to immigratepei@gov.pe.ca or call (902) 620-3628.