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:
- provincial endorsement
- minimum education requirements
- minimum language proficiency requirements
- minimum work experience in a qualifying occupation within the 5 years before the date of application, including the employment requirements for the occupation identified in the job offer, as listed in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description
- minimum job offer requirements (see employment requirements)
Submitting an application
All applications for permanent residence under the AIP must be submitted online.
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