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Atlantic Immigration Pilot for Employers: Prince Edwards Island.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is an employer-driven federal immigration pilot program designed to help you fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in your business by supporting foreign nationals for permanent residency.  There are three different streams which aim to address different needs.  The Atlantic High Skilled Program allows you to attract highly skilled individuals, the Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program allows you to attract semi-skilled individuals, and the Atlantic International Graduate Program allows you to attract recent graduates from Atlantic Canada post-secondary institutions.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to participate in the Pilot you must be a designated employer.  To become a designated employer you must:
  • Want to hire full-time, non-seasonal international candidates
  • Be in good standing with provincial and federal standards and legislation as per the program guidelines
  • Demonstrate your preparedness to receive and meet the settlement needs of international candidate(s) and accompanying family members, and agree to do so
  • You understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program

What is the process?

The Pilot is a two step process.  The first step is to become designated.  You will only need to be designated once, but you will be contacted annually by our office to update your file.  The second step is to identify international candidates that you would like to support through this program and submitting an endorsement application to our office. 

Why should I apply now?

The Province is able to designate employers now in anticipation of the Pilot opening.  You only need to be designated once to be eligible to participate in the Pilot, so if you get designated now you will be eligible to start submitting endorsement applications now.

How do I apply?

If you meet the criteria listed above you must first read the application guide then complete the employer designation form.
The complete form can be submitted to the Office of Immigration in three ways:
Office of Immigration
94 Euston Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 1176
Charlottetown, PE
Canada  C1A 7M8

Do I have to pay a fee?

There are no fees payable to the Province for the designation or endorsement process.  All regular federal immigration fees(link is external) apply.

What forms do I need to fill out?

To become designated as an employer who is eligible to use the Pilot you must complete an employer designation form.  To apply to have a candidate endorsed you must already be a designated employer and then submit an endorsement form.

Who can I contact with questions?

Forward questions related to the Pilot to immigrationpilot@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail) or call (902) 620-3628.


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