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    The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a type of immigration program that allows employers in the Atlantic provinces of Canada to hire immigrants for jobs. It is designed to fill labour shortages in the Canadian Atlantic provinces such as New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. It is introduced in 2017.

    Eligibility for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

    The qualifying criteria for the Atlantic immigration pilot for Canada is depending on the chosen program.

    Atlantic immigration pilot has three programs.

    Processing Time: How long does it take to get PR through AIPP?

    The processing time for AIPP applications is 6 months. The applicant must file the PR application within six months of getting the endorsement certificate. Employers that need to fill an immediate job vacancy have access to a temporary work permit, so the skilled immigrant can come and work right away while waiting for the application to be processed.


    Note: In case the Permanent Residency Visa gets delayed, the applicant is granted a Temporary Work Permit (TWP) for a year.


    Does AIPP require a job offer?

    To qualify for this temporary work permit, the skilled immigrants will need a valid job offer, a letter from the province and a commitment to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of the temporary work permit application.


    Can spouses of AIPP candidates get a work permit?

    Yes, spouses of AIP program candidates get an open work permit. It is given while processing the AIPP application.

    You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with Overseas Migration. If you are confused about filing the AIPP application, you can contact us immediately. We will be pleased to help you in any way we can.


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