Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs: Application process and who can apply

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Who can apply

Those eligible to apply are foreign nationals who have the ability to become economically established in Atlantic Canada, intend to reside in a province in the Atlantic region, and meet all of the following pass or fail criteria:

Submitting an application

All applications for permanent residence under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot programs must be submitted to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) – Sydney.

Eligibility for processing

A maximum of 2000 complete applications, under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program, will be processed in 2017 as authorized by Ministerial Instructions. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in R10 and in the application kit to be considered complete and eligible for processing.

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