Canada implemented the AIP i.e. Atlantic Pilot Program in 2017. The sole intention is to bring over 7,000 immigrants and their families through the program.
Ever since the launch of the program, Canada is attracting immigrants to the region. The AIP program is in place till December 31, 2021. Minister Marco Mendicino wishes to make it a permanent immigration program in his mandate letter.
The recent update regarding the AIP is that the IRCC will start accepting the applications online as of August, 17. The paper applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020.
With the Atlantic Pilot Program, one can take a pathway to permanent residency for the foreign nationals with the job offers in the Atlantic Provinces like Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, or Nova Scotia.
But, to receive permanent immigration, the candidates need to fulfil the following requirements.
- A valid job offer from the employer residing in the Atlantic Province.
- Additionally a reference letter from the province as well.
- Lastly, a commitment to apply for the permanent residency within the 90 days of the temporary work permit application.
Once the applicant is meeting the above-mentioned demands then s/he is eligible for a one-year employer-specific work permit. The applicant’s partner is may be eligible for the Open Work Permit for Spouses and Common-Law Partners. Besides, the employer from the Atlantic region will not require undergoing through the Labour Market Impact Assessment for this specific program.
Right after the applicant accepts the job offer, the employer will connect the candidate with the settlement service provider organization to build up a settlement plan. Employers will be supporting the long-term integration of newcomers so that they can settle in new homes.
The world is in the middle of a pandemic due to COVID-19. But slowly, Canada is easing down the restrictions and making it convenient for the applicants. Hence, the introduction of online application will be a hassle-free process.