Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program


Through this program, the federal government — together with the governments of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island — aim to welcome 2,000 newcomers and their families to the Atlantic region of Eastern Canada in 2017.

Much of this region is sometimes referred to as ' the Maritimes '. The three-year pilot program has been established to help address resource gaps that sectors are facing, and to help businesses attract and retain global talent.

The program will also support population growth, help to develop a skilled workforce, and increase employment rates in the region, through the following programs :
  • Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program ( AISP )
  • Atlantic High Skilled Program ( AHSP )
  • Atlantic International Graduate Program ( AIGP )
The pilot program forms part of an overall Atlantic Growth Strategy that will focus on the following five priority areas :
  • Skilled workforce and immigration
  • Innovation
  • Clean growth and climate change
  • Trade and investment
  • Infrastructure

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