Program delivery update: Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

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

April 7, 2022

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), which came into force on January 1, 2022, is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of the 4 Atlantic provinces.

AIP replaced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs (AIPP), which closed on December 31, 2021. IRCC stopped accepting AIPP applications on March 5, 2022, when the pilot Ministerial Instructions (MIs) expired. IRCC started accepting AIP applications on March 6, 2022.

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