New Pathway for Skilled Workers & International Graduates
The new Atlantic Immigration Program replaces the previously launched Atlantic Pilot Program. Under this, the applications will start getting accepted from March 6, 2022. In 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was launched to act as a temporary help extended not only towards the employers but also the skilled foreign workers and international graduates. The main aim of the program was to act as a pathway for candidates to apply for permanent residence. Recently, the government declared its permanence and replaced it with the new Atlantic Immigration Program. The provinces that are covered under this program are Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
The pilot program was discontinued on December 31st but the candidates who had earlier received a certification of endorsement can still apply for their PR in Canada. Since then, no new applications were being accepted but this has also changed now. The authorities have begun the assessment and will start accepting new applications effective from 6th March 2022. The objective of the program is to successfully invite 6,000 candidates each year to settle in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and contribute towards their economic growth.
Minimum requirements under Atlantic Immigration Program
The basic requirements to qualify under any of the programs are:
- The applicant must be a recent graduate from a publicly funded institution or a skilled worker who meets the specific program requirements
- The applicant must also have a job offer from a verified Atlantic employer
The processing time for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is 6 months.
The application fee for this program starts from CAD $1,325.
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