The Government of Canada is majorly focusing on increasing the number of skilled immigrants & their family members who can obtain permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program this year by 500, their main aim is to bring the 2018 allotment to 2,500.

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Mr. Ahmed Hussen, announced the increase in numbers after the meeting with the premiers of Canada’s four Atlantic Provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Hussen said the increase reflects the “significant use of and interest in” the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) from businesses in the four provinces in 2018.

AIPP is the new immigration program launched by Atlantic provinces by the guidelines of federal goverment.

Listed below are the main benefits of AIPP:

  • require limited language proficiency
  • skilled work experience of NOC ‘C’ occupation is accepted but in express entry they only accept the skilled work of ‘O’, ‘A’ and ‘B’.
  • it majorly require secondary education