Ottawa Makes Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programme Public

Are you interested to immigrate to Canada? If yes, this news report is for you!

In a fairly important development, the Canadian Government declared its Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programme on January 27, 2017. Initially announced the last year, on July 4, the scheme is component of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, even while it fixes major immigration goals for these Canadian provinces, namely, the Prince Edward Island (PEI), Nova Scotia (NC), New Brunswick (NB), and Newfoundland and Labrador (together, Atlantic Canada).

As per an official statement from the administration, the area’s decreasing manpower and the aged people denote that there is an urgent need of immigration of the trained employees, to meet the demanding labour market requirements, and to guarantee long-term economic development & sustained success for the Atlantic Canada.

Reportedly, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot has been duly tailored to make the settlement process for the new entrants better and improved, by certifying that the economic immigrants, who move via the plan, possess an employment offer and settlement plan.

It is a fact that frequently, the economic immigrants, who shift to the country; don’t unavoidably have an employment offer or a settlement plan, prior to landing. Under the Pilot, each and every main candidate will move to the Atlantic Canada with an employment offer and a customized settlement plan, in the process, linking them to the services which back fruitful integration.

After a designated recruiter/job-provider locates a trained immigrant, who fulfills their employment requirements and also the scheme’s terms & conditions, they will require first providing them with work.

In numerous instances, there is a need of a Labour Market Impact Assessment, for the object of immigration, to illustrate that no local employee is obtainable to do the work. To assist address the unrelenting labour market requirements of the Atlantic area, the recruiters/firms will not have to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment for the opportunities that they provide to the trained manpower under these latest pilot plans.

The Immigration Pilot is basically an immigration scheme that is likely to send invites to the qualified personnel from abroad and international graduates from the foundations in the region, to immigrate on a permanent basis to Atlantic Canada’s four provinces.

As mentioned earlier, in order to accelerate the procedure, it is made public that a Labour Market Impact Assessment — a paper/certificate received by a recruiter/job-provider to demonstrate that no citizen or permanent resident of the nation was either in a position or ready to fill the opening — is not needed with a view to offer an offer of employment, to a trained employee from out-of-the-country.

Additionally, the pilot is planned to issue temporary work permits to the qualified immigrants, so that it becomes possible for them and their family, to move to the nation at once, and start offering their professional services and residing in the area through the processing of their petitions. As discussed before, an applicant has to fulfill some requirements, to make the cut for the temporary work permit in question.

Reportedly, the petitions submitted to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot schemes will be admitted from March, this year. While a maximum of 2,000 petitions could be accepted this year, the figure comprises both the main candidates, and any escorting family members.

3 Classes Designated

These three broad categories are comprised inside the pilot scheme:

  1. The Atlantic High-Skilled Programme (AHSP) it targets the applicants with a qualifying employment offer for a 12-month agreement, for permanent job in a position at level 0, A, or B of what is known as the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
  2. The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Programme (AISP) — it targets the aspirants with a qualifying employment offer of indeterminate period, for permanent job in a situation at level 0, A, B, or C of the NOC.
  3. The Atlantic International Graduate Programme (AIGP) — it targets the global graduates of the post-secondary study schemes of not less than two years’ period, commenced at a publicly-funded establishment in the Atlantic area. It is mandatory that such graduates also possess a qualifying employment offer.

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