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:
- Provincial endorsement;
- minimum education requirements;
- minimum language proficiency requirements;
- minimum work experience in a qualifying occupation within the 3 years before the date of application including: the employment requirements relevant for the occupation identified in the job offer, as listed in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) description;
- minimum job offer requirements (see Employment requirements);
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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