Atlantic Immigration

Atlantic Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has 3 programs for hiring candidates. Each has its own requirements.

  Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)
Job offer from a designated employer
  • Full time
  • Permanent Job offer
  • NOC 0, A, B or C
  • Full time
  • One-year contract
  • NOC 0, A or B
  • Full time
  • One-year contract
  • NOC 0, A, B or C


Skilled work experience
  • One year in occupation related to job offer
  • Completion of at least high school
  • Educational Credential Assessment or Canadian credential is required
Two-year post-secondary diploma from a publicly funded learning institution in the Atlantic region, obtained within the 24 months before the submission of the application for permanent residence.
Language CLB 4
Provincial endorsement Letter of endorsement

Candidates who meet the requirements to apply for permanent resident status may be eligible to apply for a temporary work permit.
The permit:

  • Is only for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  • Is valid for 1 year
  • Only lets the candidate work for the employer

The candidates must send their permanent resident application within 90 days of submitting the temporary work permit application.
In order for the candidate to apply for a work permit, the employer must request a Referral Letter from the provincial government when he/she apply for endorsement. When the candidate applies for a temporary work permit, they must include the Referral Letter with their application.