Application for the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

Get ready to apply

Read the Instruction Guide (IMM 5466) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply.

Important: Make sure you’re applying for the right program based on your previous work experience. If you apply for the wrong program and don’t have the work experience required for that program, your application for permanent residence will be refused.

Work permits:

Get your checklist and forms

Forms for the employer to fill out

Note: The employer must fill out the form and give it to you to submit with your application. You must read and sign the declaration at the bottom.

Forms for you (the principal applicant) to fill out

Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms.

  • Make sure you have Adobe Reader 10 or higher and Javascript is turned on. If you have trouble downloading, right-click the link and choose “Save Target As…”
  • Fill out the form on your computer instead of by hand. It’s easier and reduces mistakes that can cause delays.

IMM 0008 is a barcode form. Make sure you validate it and submit all the pages:

  • Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form. Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.
  • One or more pages with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  • Print, sign and date the form.
    • Use white, high-quality and non-glossy paper.
    • Use a laser printer if you can.
  • Place the IMM 0008 form, including the barcode page(s), on the top of your application package.

Pay your fees online

Submit your application

Mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Centralized Intake Office
PO BOX 8900
Sydney, NS
B1P 0H1

The CIO will make sure your application is complete. If it is, the CIO will send it to a different office to be processed. That office will contact you if it needs other documents from you when it starts processing your application.


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