In all cases, the employer must send the job offer, the settlement plan for each adult family member, and an endorsement application to the province for review. If the province approves the application, they will send the applicant/candidate an endorsement letter. This letter must be included with the immigration application.
Nova Scotia AIPP employer requirements
Employers in Nova Scotia looking to fill persistent labour gaps through the AIPP must first be approved for eligibility by being designated and then endorsed by the province.
To become designated, an employer must:
Have a business operating in good standing;
Provide information on labour needs; and
Commit to working with a service provider organization on settlement and retention
To become endorsed, an employer must:
Demonstrate efforts to hire locally have not been successful;
Employers in PEI interested in participating in the AIPP must meet the following designation criteria.
The employer must:
Want to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates;
Be in good standing with provincial and federal standards and legislation;
Demonstrate preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and agree to do so; and
Understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program.
The Employer Designation Application Form must be completed before you can apply for endorsement of a foreign national under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Designated employers are eligible to apply for endorsement of a foreign national they wish to hire.