The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) launched in 2017 and has proved to be very successful. It helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate. The AIP has three programs and one of them is the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program.
Foreigners are sometimes tapped to fill voids in the local workforce. The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program stream selects individuals possessing a certain level of skill which fills needs in all the Maritime Provinces’ labour forces.
To qualify for this program, you must have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a field related to your training or skills. Examples of intermediate-skilled jobs include long-haul truck drivers, butchers, food and beverage servers, etc. These usually require high school or job-specific training.
To apply to the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program stream, you must:
- within the last three years, you have accumulated at least one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience in your primary occupation at Skill level C
- you have performed the activities in the lead statement of the NOC
- you have performed a substantial number of the main duties of the NOC, including all of the essential duties
- your work experience was acquired from paid work (excluding volunteer work or unpaid internships)
- your work experience was acquired overseas or in Canada
Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. will guide you through the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program. Call for a free assessment at 604-440-6221 and get started building a new life in Canada’s maritime provinces.