Permanent resident program: Economic classes

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This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section provides instructions for processing applications submitted under economic classes, for which applicants are selected on the basis of their ability to become economically established in Canada.

All economic classes are subject to the definition of a dependent child.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs (AIPP) expired on March 5, 2022. They were replaced by the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).


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