Atlantic High-Skilled Program

Skilled WorkerThe Atlantic High-Skilled Program has been created for high-skilled workers who want to immigrate to one of the Atlantic provinces of Canada.

The Atlantic High-Skilled Program is one of the three programs of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot intended for high-skilled workers who have received a job offer in one of the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island). 

To apply for participation in the Atlantic High-Skilled Program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Have worked at least 1,560 hours in the last 3 years in an occupation categorized as NOC skill levels 0, A or B
  • Have at least a one-year full-time job offer in occupations categorized as NOC skill levels 0, A, B or C from an employer in one of the Atlantic provinces
  • Have graduated from a post-secondary institution, hold a degree, diploma or certificate. If the program has been completed outside Canada, the applicant should provide an Educational Credential Assessment report
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 4 or higher for English or French. The eligible tests include IELTS and CELPIP for English and TEF or TCF for French
  • Have sufficient funds to settle and live in Canada (this is not required or those who already live and work in Canada on a valid work permit)

Find out about other programs within the Atlantic Immigration Pilot in the article “Atlantic Immigration Pilot”.