Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) Applicants

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is a federal immigration program that allows employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island—to hire foreign nationals for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

About the Program

Skilled Workers (Pre-Arrival or within Canada) & International Graduates

If you are a skilled worker or international graduate who want to work and live in Atlantic Canada:

Step 1: You get a job offer from a designated employer in Atlantic Canada

Step 2: Your potential employer helps you get ready to register for a settlement plan by providing you with the required eligibility forms:

  1. a completed job offer (IMM0157E)
  2. a confirmation of Designation Letter

Step 3: You will need to visit to create an account and complete the needs assessment. You will be required to upload the 2 eligibility forms there

Step 4: Once our AIP intake team reviews your documents and grades them as competent, you will be able to schedule an appointment with an ISANS Intake Counsellor for an online meeting

Step 5: After the online meeting, the ISANS Intake Counsellor gives you a completed settlement plan which you share with your potential employer. Then you and your potential employer proceed to the endorsement stage.

For employers, AIP offers the following:

  • Employer Designation

For participants, AIP will connect them with the following ISANS services:

  • A needs assessment and a settlement plan
  • Pre arrival services
  • Post-arrival, re-assessment services
  • Orientation services
  • Language level assessments and language courses
  • Pre-employment services for spouses and dependents over 18
  • Community integration services

Start Your Journey with ISANS

ISANS Mumford 

Phone: 902-423-3607
Toll free in Nova Scotia: 1-866-431-6472
Fax: 902-423-3154

ISANS Joe Howe

Phone: 902-406-7794

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