The Atlantic immigration plan allows skilled foreign workers and international graduates who live in Atlantic Provinces to become permanent residents. As an applicant, you need to receive a job offer from a designated employer in one of the provinces in Atlantic Canada.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Originally launched in 2017, and has been brought over 10,000 new permanent residents to Atlantic Canada. For immigration through this plan, you must
- Have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic provinces, OR
- Be a skilled worker
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Who can apply for Atlantic Immigration plan?
The Atlantic Immigration Program requires applicants to have relevant work experience, meet educational and language requirements, show financial stability (unless already working in Canada), and seek employment with designated Atlantic employers.
To be eligible for the Atlantic Immigration Program, you must meet the following work experience requirements:
- Have worked at least 1,560 hours in the last 5 years (equivalent to working 30 hours per week for 1 year).
- Count paid hours in part-time and full-time jobs, excluding unpaid or volunteer work.
- Exclude self-employment hours.
- Include authorized work hours inside or outside Canada.
- Accumulate work experience over a minimum of 12 months.
- Work experience acquired while studying is accepted within authorized hours.
- Work should align with specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 TEER categories.
International graduates can be exempt from work experience requirements if they meet the following criteria:
- Have a degree, diploma, or certification from a recognized post-secondary institution in an Atlantic province.
- Complete at least two years of full-time study.
- Reside in the province for a minimum of 16 months prior to graduation.
- Hold a valid visa or permit for working, studying, or training in Canada
Here are the educational requirements for the Atlantic Immigration Program, explained in a user-friendly format:
- To meet the educational requirements, you must have one of the following:
- If you have a job offer in the NOC 2021 TEER 0 or 1 category:
- You need a Canadian one-year post-secondary educational credential or higher. If your education is from outside Canada, it should be equivalent to Canadian standards.
- If you have a job offer in the NOC 2021 TEER 2, 3, or 4 category:
- You should have a Canadian high school diploma. If your diploma is from outside Canada, it should be equivalent to Canadian standards.
- If you studied outside Canada:
- You’ll need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to confirm that your studies are at the required level for your job offer.
- Remember, your ECA report should be less than 5 years old when you submit your application.
The minimum language score for each NOC 2021 TEER category in Atlantic Immigration plan are:
- CLB/NCLC 5 for TEER 0, 1, 2 or 3
CLB/NCLC 4 for TEER 4
Show that you can afford the necessary costs to support you and your family when you get to Canada. Read more about how much money you should have when you arrive in Canada.
|Number of family members|
Funds required in Canadian dollars
|For each additional family member||$926|
Your job offer must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for the Atlantic Immigration Plan:
- It must be full-time, at least 30 paid hours weekly.
- It must be a non-seasonal, regularly scheduled paid job yearly.
- Your job offer for TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 category must last at least one year.
- Your job offer for TEER 4 category must be permanent employment.
- Your job offer must not be from the Company that belongs to you or your spouse.
- If you have not graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Provinces, your job offer must be of higher or the same skill as your experience.
Our Last words on Atlantic Immigration plan
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If you want to check other immigration plans, you can read our articles on Agri-food Pilot, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, Family Sponsorship, Refugee, Self-Employed Persons Program, and last but not least, Express Entry.
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Last Update: 2023-06-10