Atlantic Immigration Program – Endorsement Application
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.
What is the process?
To be eligible to endorse a foreign national, you must be a designated PEI Employer.
The endorsement application requires you to:
- show that you haven’t been able to fill the job with someone locally
- you don’t need a Labour Market Impact Assessment
- show that the job offer meets the program requirements
- have completed the free onboarding and intercultural competency training (required with Employer Designation Application)
If the PEI Office of Immigration approves your Endorsement Application, the Certificate of Endorsement will be sent directly to the applicant (PEI Employer) who will then forward it on to the candidate and 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 form.
How do I apply?
A Designated PEI Employer can apply for Endorsement by clicking the "Apply Now" button below and completing the online form.
Endorsement applications must be submitted by the Designated PEI Employer and not the candidate directly.
Do I have to pay a fee?
There are no fees payable to the Province for the endorsement process.
What information do I need to include with the online application?
Within two business days of submitting your online Endorsement Application, you will receive a secure link to upload all the supporting documents.
Please ensure the following documents are complete and saved as one, combined PDF file:
- IMM0157 Job Offer Form
- Signed PEI Employment Offer Letter or Contract
- Detailed PEI Job Description
- Proof of recruitment efforts
- Evidence of the candidate’s previous work experience in the form of a reference letter and résumé
- A valid language assessment (IELTS or CELPIP for English, TEF Canada or TCF Canada for French)
- The candidate's (including any accompanying family members’) settlement plan
- Signed copy of the Employee Declaration Form
- If the candidate is already in Canada, a copy of their legal status in the country (work permit, visitor permit or study permit)
- 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
- Passport for Candidate and all dependants listed
Who can I contact with questions?
Forward questions related to the program to email@example.com or call (902) 620-3628.