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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program – Who can apply?

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot has two programs for skilled workers:

Atlantic High-Skilled Program
Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program
and one program for international student graduates:

Atlantic International Graduate Program

The work experience, education, and job offer you need will depend on whether you are applying as a worker or an international student graduate. The other requirements are the same for both.

Work experience

Workers

You must have worked at least one year (1,560 hours total or 30 hours per week) within the last three years. It can be full-time, non-continuous, or part-time, as long as it adds up to 1,560 hours.

The work must be:

in one occupation (but can be with different employers)
paid (volunteering or unpaid internships do not count)
at skill type/level 0, A, B, or C of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Check the requirements to make sure you select the right job.
The experience can be gained from inside or outside Canada.

International graduates

You do not need any work experience.

Workers apply as either high-skilled workers or intermediate-skilled workers. High-skilled workers need their one year of work experience to be at skill type/level 0, A, or B. Intermediate-skilled workers need their one year of work experience to be at the skill level

C. If you are eligible to apply for both, apply as a high-skilled worker.

Education

Workers

You must have:

a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree,
OR  a foreign degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship education credential. You need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report to make sure it is valid and equal to a Canadian credential.

The report must show your education is equal to a completed Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. Your ECA must be less than five years old when you apply.

International graduates

You must have:

a minimum 2 year degree, diploma, certificate, or trade or apprenticeship credential from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province been a full-time student in Canada for at least two years graduated in the last 12 months when you apply lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months in the last 2 years before you graduated had the visa or permit needed to work, study or train in Canada

Your study or training program cannot be:

English or French second language courses for more than half of the program, or distance learning undertaken for more than half the length of the program.

You can’t apply if you had a scholarship or fellowship requiring you to return to your home country after you graduate.

➥Note: Starting in early March 2017, Pilot candidates will be able to apply for a temporary work permit if the job needs to be filled urgently. If your future employer would like you to apply for a temporary work permit first, you will need to commit to apply for permanent residence within 90 days of your application being submitted.
More details will be available March 2017.

 

Source: Government of Canada official site

 

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