Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program

Atlantic Pilot Project - Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program

The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program of the Atlantic Pilot Project or Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) is fully focused on the applicants who have applied for the jobs that require a high school education or any specific training needed to do the job.

1. Job Offer

Applicants must have a valid job offer

  • Made by an AIP-designated employer in any of the Atlantic provinces.
  • A full-time and non-seasonal offer (minimum of 30 hours/week).
  • That is suitable for skill level 0, A, or B.
  • That is Permanent.
  • That is made following a correct form generated by the federal government.

An applicant’s job offer need not be in the same field as the previous one.

2. Work Experience

An applicant must have a minimum working experience of one year (working for 30 hours/week or a total of 1,560 hours) out of the last 3 years. The job can be a full-time job, or a non-continuous job, or a part-time job, no matter whatever the nature of the job is it must add a total of 1,560 hours.

The nature of the work must be

  • The same occupation but with different employers.
  • Paid in nature (Unpaid internships or Volunteering is not counted).
  • Of the skill type C according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • With the experience gained anywhere inside or outside Canada.

3. Education

Applicants must possess

  • A Canadian high school or post-secondary certificate, or a diploma or any degree,
  • A degree, or diploma, or certificate, or any sort of trade or apprenticeship credential pursued outside Canada. Applicants are required to have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) to ensure the validity of their certificate or degree being equal to a Canadian credential.

4. Language

Applicants must:

  • Score a minimum of level 4 in CLB in English or NCLC in the French language.
  • Appear for a globally approved language test and secure the minimum score in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • Submit the language test results within 2 years of the date of application.

5. Proof of Funds

Applicants are required to testify that their financial status is sufficient to support all the financial needs of themselves as well as their families after immigration. The amount of funds depends upon the family size.

The proof of funds isn’t required if an applicant already stays and works in Canada holding a valid work permit.