The Atlantic Provinces are now accepting application under their Pilot Immigration Programme. They will process 2000 applications in 2017. The Atlantic Provinces are: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The programme is for both high-skilled, low-skilled workers and International Students who want to work and live in any of these provinces.
To qualify for Permanent Residency under the Pilot Programme the applicant needs to get a job offer from a designated Atlantic Employer, work with the designated employer (Employer needs to be designated by the Province) to submit your application for endorsement to the Atlantic Province and receive an endorsement letter from the Province.
Job Offer – the designated employer needs to provide a full-time, non-seasonal job.
For High Skilled job offers must be skill type O, A or B and last for one year from the date the applicant is granted Permanent Residency. Job Offers for intermediate-skilled workers must be skill type O, A, B or C and be a permanent job offer. For International Graduates, the job offer must be skill type O, A, B or C and last at least one year from the date the applicant is granted Permanent Residency.
Needs Assessment & Settlement Plan – (NB – you cannot start this process until you have a job offer from a designated employer) once you have received the job offer, you and your family will need to complete a Settlement Needs Assistance – this must be done by a Designated Settlement Service Provider Organization.
Get an Endorsement Letter – the employer will need to submit the Job offer, settlement plan for each family member and an endorsement application to the Province. If your application is approved by the Province, they will send you an Endorsement letter. This letter must be submitted with your application for Permanent Residency.
It is important to find out your options before proceeding with an application under any Immigration Category.
Nadine Mahabeer is a weekly guest on “Immigration Mondays” on Nationwide 90FM in Jamaica – Monday mornings at 10am – streaming live on the Internet.