Newfoundland and Labrador-Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program for Employers

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) is a three-year employer driven immigration program aimed at addressing skills gaps and labour market needs in the four Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled immigrants. 

In early March 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada began accepting permanent resident applications targeting international students, intermediate-skilled workers and high-skilled workers. 

Newfoundland and Labrador is working closely with the other Atlantic Provinces and the Federal Government to ensure the successful development and delivery of the AIPP. The Pilot will facilitate the entry of an additional 2,000 principal applicants and their family members annually into Atlantic Canada from 2017 to 2019, of which up to 442 applications have been allocated to Newfoundland and Labrador. 

To participate, employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada.

Interested employers should review the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Employer Designation Guidelines to learn more about the Pilot.

AIPP Forms and Application Guides

Guidelines for Designation and Endorsement 

Employer Designation Application

Employer Designation Document Checklist

Required Recruitment Activities

Offer of Employment to Foreign National - IMM5650E

Endorsement Application

Committment Form - IMM5654E (Work Permit Exempt)

Endorsement Document Checklist

Guide for Employers to support Settlement Services


For more information please contact our office:

Newfoundland and Labrador-Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism
Confederation Building, West Block
P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

Telephone: 1-709-729-6607