Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP): Application process and who can apply

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

IRCC started accepting permanent residence applications under the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) on March 6, 2022.

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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 AIP must be submitted online.

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