Hire a skilled worker or graduate through the Atlantic immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces. It helps Atlantic businesses of all sizes attract international graduates and skilled foreign workers to fill job vacancies. You do not need a Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire employees under the pilot.

To hire an eligible permanent skilled worker or international student graduate, you need to be a designated employer in an Atlantic province first. You can become a designated employer without having a candidate for a job in mind.

1. Get designated by the province

Employer designations for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot are managed individually by each province. Visit their websites for more information:

2. Contact a settlement service provider organization in your province

You need to work with settlement service provider organizations in your province. With your support, they will help your candidate settle and integrate in Canada.

List of settlement service provider organizations
Organization Address
African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes 3200 Kempt Road, Suite 202
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 4X1
Phone: 902-404-3670
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre 204 Kirk Place, 219 Main St.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2C1
Phone: 902-863-6221
Association for New Canadians 144 Military Road
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Phone: 709-722-9680
Association Multiculturelle du Restigouche 95 Roseberry St.
Campbellton, New Brunswick
E3N 3G1
Phone: 506-789-7747
Centre de ressources pour nouveaux arrivants au Nord-Ouest Inc. 167 Boulevard Hébert,
Edmundston, New Brunswick
E3V 4H2
Phone: 506-735-0604
Comité d’accueil, d’intégration et d’établissement des nouveaux arrivants de la Péninsule acadienne 22 Boulevard St-Pierre Est
Caraquet, New Brunswick
E1W 1B6
Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse 54 Queen St.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-433-0065
Fédération des Francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador-Centre communautaire des Grands-Vents 65 Ridge Road, Suite 233
Saint-Jean, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1B 4P5
Phone: 709-757-2826
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia 6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120 (second floor)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-423-3607
La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Ile-du-Prince-Édouard 5 Maris Stella Avenue,
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Phone: 902-888-1687
Le Centre d’accueil et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc. 154 Queen St.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Phone: 506-382-7494
Miramichi Regional Multicultural Association 1808 Water St.
Miramichi, New Brunswick
E1N 1B6
Phone: 506-773-5272
Multicultural Association Chaleur Region Inc. 645 Murray Avenue, Suite 1
Bathurst, New Brunswick
E2A 1T9
Phone: 506-547-7651
Multicultural Association of Carleton County Inc. 330 Centreville Road, Unit 4
Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick
E7M 2H3
Phone: 506-392-6011 109 Maple St, Unit 1A
Woodstock, New Brunswick
E7M 2H3
Phone: 506-328-4690
Multicultural Association of Charlotte County 37 Main Street
St George, New Brunswick
E5C 3H9
Phone: 506-755-9295
Multicultural Association of Fredericton 28 Saunders St.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 1N1
Phone: 506-454-8292
Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area 22 Church St., Suite C170
Moncton, New Brunswick
Phone: 506-858-9659
New Dawn Enterprises Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration
37 Nepean Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1S 6A7
Phone: 902-270-5772
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada 49 Water St.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 1A3
Phone: 902-628-6009
Saint John Multicultural & Newcomer Resource Centre Inc. 165 Union St., 4th floor
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 5C7
Phone: 506-642-4242
YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth 65 Main Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3M 1A4
Phone: 902-457-9622
YMCA of Greater Saint John 191 Churchill Boulevard
Saint John, New Brunswick
Phone: 506-634-4860

3. Make a job offer

Use Offer of Employment to a Foreign National [IMM5650] (PDF, 851.81KB) to make an eligible job offer. Once the form is completed, provide a copy of the job offer to your candidate.

A Labour Market Impact Assessment is not needed for Atlantic Immigration Pilot programs.

4. Submit an application for endorsement to the province

Visit the province’s website to learn how to get their endorsement application. Once you have the form(s), fill them in and make sure you include:

  • the completed offer of employment form, and
  • settlement plan for the candidate and their family.

Your candidate will need the provincial certificate of endorsement for their immigration application.

5. Hire the candidate on a temporary work permit (optional)

Your candidate may be eligible for a temporary work permit if you need them to fill the position urgently while their permanent residence application is being processed. The candidate will need to commit to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of their work permit application being submitted.

You must submit the endorsement application to the province before using this option.

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