How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: (2) Applicant Endorsement

This is the second video of a three-part series that introduces you to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. There are three new immigration programs under this pilot that aim to bring more skilled immigrants to Atlantic Canada. Video 2 explains the applicant endorsement step. Employers, when you recruit, you will connect your employee with a designated settlement services organization.

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Transcript: “How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: (2) Applicant Endorsement”

Video length: 2:46 minutes

Whiteboard style video. A hand draws various images on a whiteboard as a male narrator speaks.

A colour coded map of the Atlantic Provinces is drawn. Bar and line graphs point to the various provinces.

Text displays: “Atlantic Immigration Pilot.”

NARRATOR: Atlantic Immigration Pilot: A unique set of immigration programs specifically designed to grow the economy in Atlantic Canada and help meet the needs of employers like you.

A laptop showing a Government of Canada web page is drawn.

NARRATOR: To learn more about using the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to fill a full-time job vacancy, and to get links to the websites of our provincial partners and settlement service provider organizations, go to

Text displays: “”

Text displays: “VIDEO 1 Employer Designation Process.”

NARRATOR: In Video 1, you learned about the employer designation process for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

This video, Video 2, explains the next step: Applicant Endorsement.

Text displays: “VIDEO 2 Next Step Applicant Endorsement.”

NARRATOR: When your recruit accepts the job, you’ll connect them with a designated settlement service provider organization that will assess the needs of the recruit and their family.

A handshake is drawn.

Text Displays: “Examples: African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes, Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre, Association for New Canadians, Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association, PEI Associations for Newcomers to Canada, Restigouche Multicultural Association.”

NARRATOR: This will be done through online or in-person discussions with each family member. The assessment will result in a settlement plan that will help them integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada.

A group of people sitting around a table with a computer on it are drawn.

A colour coded map of the Atlantic Provinces appears to the right.

NARRATOR: With the job offer and settlement plan in place, the next step is to get a provincial endorsement for your recruit using the form from the province’s website.

The map is replaced with a sheet of paper that reads: “Provincial Endorsement Document.”

NARRATOR: Send the form together with the job offer and settlement plan to the province once you and your recruit have completed it.

An email message is drawn with Provincial Endorsement Document attached to it.

NARRATOR: Your recruit can apply for permanent residence as soon as they receive their confirmation of provincial endorsement.

A Temporary Work Permit form is drawn.

A frazzled looking man holding a clipboard is drawn.

NARRATOR: If needed, temporary work permits are available in cases where it is urgent to fill a full-time or permanent job vacancy. This option is available once you have submitted a completed endorsement application to the province.

A Provincial Endorsement Document is shown beside the man.

NARRATOR: A temporary work permit will allow the new employee and their family to come to Canada while they prepare and submit their permanent resident application.

A family and their luggage are drawn against the background of a map of Labrador.

A Permanent Resident Application form is drawn beside them.

An Offer of Employment, Referral Letter and Signed Commitment Form appear. Each document receives a green checkmark when mentioned by the narrator.

NARRATOR: To qualify for a temporary work permit, your recruit will need a valid job offer, a referral letter from the province and a signed commitment form to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of submitting their application for the temporary work permit.

A Canadian flag appears.

Text displays: “90 Days.”

NARRATOR: You will need to use the Employer Portal to submit the offer of employment for a temporary work permit.

A computer displaying a Government of Canada web page is drawn.

Text displays: “Employer Portal.”

A Temporary Work Permit and Offer of Employment Document are shown on either side of the computer.

NARRATOR: The Employer Portal lets employers submit offers of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. For details, go to

Text displays: “”

A man carrying a satchel is drawn.

Text displays: “Immigration Application and Post-arrival Support.”

NARRATOR: Now that your recruit has their provincial endorsement, watch the next video, “Video 3: Immigration Application and Post-arrival Support,” for an explanation of the next steps to take.

Fade to black.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature and the copyright message “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2017” are displayed followed by the Canada wordmark.

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