Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program for Employers: Newfoundland and Labrador.
Immigration, multiculturalism, and diversity have significant social, economic, and cultural benefits for Newfoundland and Labrador. Immigrants coming to our province not only enrich the social fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador, they also bring economic advantages, generate innovation, attract industries and workers, and spur economic growth.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) will help address labour market challenges in the Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled immigrants. Newfoundland and Labrador is working closely with the other Atlantic Provinces and the Federal Government to ensure the successful development and delivery of the AIPP.
To participate, employers must meet certain requirements, including a commitment to support the newcomer and their family as they integrate into their new life in Atlantic Canada. Starting in early March 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will begin accepting permanent resident applications targeting international students, intermediate-skilled workers and high-skilled workers.
Potential employers who may be interested in taking part in the AIPP could include those involved in food services industries, the health care sector and other employers prepared to offer full-time employment opportunities for hard to fill positions. Interested employers are encouraged to review the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Employer Designation Guidelines and contact the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism to learn more about the Pilot.
The Way Forward: A vision for sustainability and growth in Newfoundland and Labrador committed to increasing the number of immigrants to the province by 1,700 annually by 2022. Prior to the end of this fiscal year, Government will outline specific actions for achieving this target.