IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective August 1, 2019, employers seeking endorsements under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, are required to provide the following documentation at the time the endorsement application is submitted to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, to ensure no delays in permanent residency processing. (As of May 1, 2019, these documents have been required for endorsement applications that include work permit requests, but this will expand to all endorsements as of August 1, 2019).


  1. Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a recognized organization to show their credential is valid and equal to a Canadian credential. If the Foreign National already has an Educational Credential Assessment report, it must be less than 5 years old when it is submitted.
  2. Language Testing Results from an approved language testTo immigrate through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, the Foreign National must prove their English or French language ability. They need to have a Canadian Level Benchmark of level 4 or higher. Please go the following link to see what tests are available: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/atlantic-immigration-pilot/language-testing.html

Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP) Application Forms and Guides

Hiring international workers through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a three-step process.

The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism encourages interested Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) based employers to read the Guidelines for Designation and Endorsement prior to completing the applications, to ensure the program fits employers’ needs.

All employers are encouraged to read the Guide for Employers to Support Settlement Services to help understand the employer role in supporting the settlement needs of newcomers as part of the requirements of the Pilot.

STEP 1:  NL Based Employer reviews AIP requirements

STEP 2:  NL Based Employer applies for DESIGNATION

STEP 3:  Approved NL Based Designated Employer applies for ENDORSEMENT

Additional resources:

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Federal Information

Employer Information Sessions-Pathways to Immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Are you an employer in Newfoundland and Labrador? Are you seeking to recruit and retain experienced internationally trained workers and qualified international students for full-time, long-term jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador to meet your labour needs?

The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism regularly hosts information sessions specifically for employers within the province.  If you are an employer within Newfoundland and Labrador and would like to learn more about how our office can help address your labour shortages, please contact us by email: immigration@gov.nl.ca to register for a session in your area or register for a Newfoundland and Labrador Employer Information Webinar.

  • For more information on the benefits of immigration, immigration programs, and the role of communities and other stakeholders in supporting immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, be sure to review our Guide to Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you have further questions, 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
Email: immigration@gov.nl.ca