Please NOTE: Given the COVID-19 situation, Atlantic Immigration Pilot paper applications will no longer be accepted until further notice. Employers are asked to instead scan and send AIP applications by email to

Paper applications that have already been received by the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism should not be affected by this change.


The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot lets Atlantic employers hire qualified candidates for jobs that they haven’t been able to fill locally.

Candidates can be living abroad or be in Canada temporarily, but must have a job offer from a designated employer before applying.

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).“ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENT DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED”

  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:

Are you a candidate for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot?

If you and the employer meet the program requirements, you and your eligible dependants will receive permanent resident status, and can live and work in Canada. For more information on the steps you need to follow see: How to immigrate – Atlantic Immigration Pilot

For more information about how to immigrate and settle in Newfoundland and Labrador, including using the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, be sure to review our Guide to Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador. The guide provides information on the benefits of immigration, immigration programs, and the role of communities and other stakeholders in supporting immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Have you signed up for one of our webinars? The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism holds live information sessions for applicants on how temporary foreign workers in Canada, internationally trained workers abroad and international graduates who intend to work and live in Newfoundland and Labrador can become permanent residents of Canada. For more information, see: Webinars on Immigration Pathways for Applicants Interested in Becoming Permanent Residents 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