The Canada Atlantic Immigration (AIP) is a program that allows employers in the Atlantic provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) to hire foreign workers to fill labor shortages in their companies. The AIP is designed to help these provinces attract and retain immigrants who can contribute to the local economy and help these regions grow.
Under the AIP, foreign workers who are selected by an employer can apply for a work permit and, if approved, can come to Canada to work. The AIP also allows these workers and their families to apply for permanent residency in Canada after they have worked in the Atlantic region for at least one year.
To be eligible for the AIP, foreign workers must have a job offer from an employer in one of the Atlantic provinces and meet certain language, education, and work experience requirements. They must also be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary settlement supports in place to successfully integrate into the local community.