Atlantic International Graduate Program​

This program is for international students who lived in an Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island) and graduated from one of these recognized publicly funded institutions:
Institution
Province
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
New Brunswick
Maritime College of Forest Technology
New Brunswick
Mount Allison University
New Brunswick
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
New Brunswick
New Brunswick Community College
New Brunswick
Saint Thomas University
New Brunswick
Université de Moncton
New Brunswick
University of New Brunswick & University of New Brunswick Saint Jean
New Brunswick
College of the North Atlantic
Newfoundland
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Newfoundland
Acadia University
Nova Scotia
Atlantic School of Theology
Nova Scotia
Cape Breton University
Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia
Saint Francis Xavier University
Nova Scotia
Saint Mary’s University
Nova Scotia
Université Sainte-Anne
Nova Scotia
University of Kings College
Nova Scotia
Collège de l'Île
Prince Edward Island
Holland College
Prince Edward Island
University of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island

Under this category of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP), you should meet all of these requirements:

 

  • You got at least a 2-year degree, diploma, certificate or trade or apprenticeship credentials from an institution aforementioned.
  • You were a full-time student
  • You graduated not more than 2-years back from the date of your application
  • You lived in the Atlantic province at least 16 months within the 24 months preceding your graduation
  • You had the adequate visa or permit you needed to study, work or train
  • You scholarship doesn’t require you to return to you home country after you graduate
  • You have at least a language level of CLB/NCLC 4 in the four abilities (reading, writing, speaking and listening). For a greater clarity, here’s a conversion table from all forms of approved tests to CLB/NCLC 4:
Reading
Writing
Listening
Speaking
CELPIP–General
4
4
4
4
IELTS–General
3.5
4.0
4.5
4.0
TEF Canada
121
181
145
181
TCF Canada
342
4
331
4
  • You have enough money to support yourself and your family members even if they are not immigrating with you with the only exception of when you are working in Canada under a valid work permit. The amount required varies according to the size of your family. 

Number of Family Members

(including those you support that aren’t immigrating with you)

Funds required (in Canadian dollars)

1
$3,240
2
$4,034
3
$4,959
4
$6,021
5
$6,829
6
$7,702
7 or more
$8,575

The amount must be immediately available and accessible to you such as cash, stocks, bonds, cheques, money orders… both when you apply and when your permanent resident visa is issued. If you are married, you can add up the money you have together in order for you to meet the minimum threshold. Bank statement or attestation of funds (with specific requirements) delivered by a financial institution are very common proofs of funds. This said, you cannot count your car, house or jewellery as part of your funds.

  • You have a non-seasonal full-time job offer of at least 1 year in a job with NOC 0, A, B or C from a designated employer participating to the AIP. Not to mention the need of meeting all the employment requirements for the job offered. No work experience is required under this program.