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Non-Business immigration generally includes all Express Entry categories, including skilled workers, skilled trade, Canadian Experienced Classes, most provincial Nominee programs, and some immigration programs based on federal public policies. These programs usually do not need applicants to invest or have a certain amount of assets. They do not need applicants to open a business in Canada. However, the applicants have to meet specific requirements to be qualified to apply for it. Please check some of our focused non-business immigration programs on our website.

​The Atlantic Immigration Program-AIP is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. The program helps employers hire qualified candidates for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

  • Skilled Foreign Workers Stream

  • International Graduates Stream


  • Apply to the province to become the designated and get a Confirmation of Designation from the province

  • Take required training: onboard training and Intercultural competency training; training is free

  • Find a candidate

  • Skilled workers and international students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada.

  • Job offer requirements:

    • full time

    • non-seasonal

    • at least 1 year in duration (1 year from the time the candidate becomes a permanent resident)
      if you’re offering a NOC 2021 TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 category job

    • a permanent position if you’re offering a NOC 2021 TEER 4 category job

    • at the same skill level as, or higher than, the work experience that qualifies the candidate for the position (refer to the table below),
      unless they are an international student who has graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada

  • Make a job offer

  • Settlement plan

  • Submit an endorsement (LMIA exempt)

  • The candidate applies for Temporary Work Permit while waiting for PR. Only for AIP, 1 year, employer-specific work permit


  • Have work experience or international student who graduated from Atlantic Canada

  • Work experience: 1 year in past 5 years; 1560 hours in TEER 0,1,2,3,4

  • International graduates: at least 2 years of full-time study, live in the province for 16 months in the past 24 months

  • Education:

TEER 0,1 at least 1-year post-secondary study

TEER 2, 3, 4 high school diploma

  • Language: 

CLB/NCLC 5 for TEER 0,1,2,3


  • Settlement Fund

  • Get a job offer

  • Get your employer endorsement certificate

  • Apply for PR and TWP

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