Program delivery update – March 6, 2017

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

Launch of Three-year Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs


Three new permanent residence pilot programs were launched through Ministerial Instructions on March 6, 2017 for workers who meet the requirements under one of the following programs:

  • Atlantic High-skilled Program (AHSP)
  • Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program (AISP)
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP)

Officers will assess the following eligibility requirements:

  • provincial endorsement from one of the four Atlantic Provinces,
  • education,
  • language,
  • work experience,
  • job offer from a designated employer,
  • settlement funds, and
  • intent to reside in the endorsing province.

IRCC aims to process 80 percent of complete applications in six months or less.

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