Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

The Atlantic provinces of Canada Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador have come together with the federal government to launch an exciting new employer-driven immigration program, which is likely to attract the attention of potential immigrants and employers alike.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has unique eligibility requirements that may be particularly attractive to certain workers and graduates. For example, eligible international students and graduates may note that no work experience is required before an application may be submitted. In addition, workers in intermediate level (National Occupational Classification C) occupations, as well as workers with limited language ability, may be able to immigrate through this program. It should be noted that the program is also open to workers in management, professional, technical, and skilled trades occupations (NOC 0, A, or B).

AIPP will accept 2,000 principal immigrants into Atlantic Canada in 2017

New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward


The work experience, education, and job offer required will depend on whether the applicant is a worker or an international graduate.
The three-year pilot program aims to address resource gaps that certain sectors are facing and to help businesses attract and retain global talent.
The program includes two sub-programs for skilled workers:
• Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
• Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP)
and one sub-program for international graduates:
• Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)