Atlantic International Graduate Program

graduate_1The Atlantic International Graduate Program has been created for international graduates who want to immigrate to one of the Atlantic provinces of Canada.

The Atlantic International Graduate Program is one of the three programs of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot intended for international graduates who have a job offer in one of the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island). Having work experience is not required.

To apply for participation in the Atlantic International Graduate Program, the applicant needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed at least a two-year academic program in one of the eligible publicly-funded institutions of the Atlantic provinces (language courses and distance learning are not eligible)
  • Have lived in one of the Atlantic provinces for at least 16 months in the past 2 years before graduating
  • 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 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”.