Hire through the Atlantic Immigration Program: Get designated

About the designation

Before you can make a job offer to hire a candidate, you must first become designated by the provincial government of the Atlantic province where the candidate will be working.

Being “designated” means you can hire candidates under the Atlantic Immigration Program. The provinces are responsible for designating employers.

To be designated, your organization must

Apply to the province to become designated

Each province has its own application process. There is no cost to become a designated employer. You can find applications to become designated on the provinces’ websites:

The provinces are responsible for designating employers. Contact the provinces directly for any questions about the designation process.  

Things to remember about designation:

Once you’re designated, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Designation from the province.

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