The Atlantic Immigration Pilot program was designed to assist Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland) in filling employment positions for which have been difficult to fill with local candidates. The program allows employers in conjunction with their respective Province to select candidates which they believe will be successful additions to both their business and their community.
There is a specific interest in ensuring the foreign nationals receive assistance in settling into their new community to ensure immigrant retention in the smaller communities who support the immigration process.
The program is available in the Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island (PEI).
Processing time for the permanent residence portion of the application is estimated at six months or less.
For individuals interested in working and living in the Canadian North, the Federal Government is currently developing a permanent residence program to increase immigration into Canada’s Northern communities. This program will allow the communities to endorse candidates as potential permanent residents based on the community’s economic needs.
Additional information on this program will be available in the Fall of 2019!