If you’ve lived and studied in one of the Atlantic provinces, you may be eligible to apply for the Atlantic International Graduate Program.
✓ No Work Experience
- This program doesn’t require work experience.
✓ No Proof of Funds
- If you are already living in Canada, you don’t need to show proof.
✓ Lower Language Ability
- Language Test: CLB 4
✓ Accepts Accelerated Studies
- The entire 2-year program education credential must be obtained from 1 single institution and must have been obtained within 24 months of the date on the application for permanent residence.
Get a Job Offer
You must have a job offer that meets all of these requirements:
- The job offer was made using the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National [IMM 5650] (PDF, 1.55 MB) form.
- The employer has been designated as an employer taking part in the AIP by the Atlantic province where you’ll be working (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island). They must have a Confirmation of Designation from the province.
- The job must be full-time, meaning you’ll work at least 30 paid hours per week.
- The job must be non-seasonal. In general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year.
- The job is skill type/level 0, A, B or C under the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
- The employer is offering you a job that will last for at least 1 year.
You must meet all of these requirements:
- You must have at least a 2-year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province.
- You must have been a full-time student for the entire duration of your studies.
- You graduated from this institution in the 24 months before we receive your permanent resident application.
- You lived in the Atlantic province of the institution granting the education credential for at least 16 months within the 24‑month period before the credential was granted.
- You had the visa or permit you needed to work, study or train in Canada.
Your study or training program can’t be either:
- English or French second-language courses for more than half the length of the program
- distance learning undertaken for more than half the length of the program
You can’t apply if you had a scholarship or fellowship requiring you to return to your home country after you graduate.
You can accelerate your studies and complete your education credential in less than 2 years. The education credential must still be considered as part of a 2-year program by the educational institution at which it is being offered.
Note: The entire 2-year program education credential must be obtained from 1 single institution and must have been obtained within 24 months of the date on the application for permanent residence.
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