Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Nova Scotia is no longer accepting applications under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

If you are an employer who has labour needs, please review the N.S. Provincial Nominee Program streams to understand whether they will work for you.

You can also reach our employer support team at

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has committed to launching a permanent Atlantic Immigration Program. Labour Skills and Immigration will share information on the new program and the employer designation process as it becomes available.

Also note that employer designations expire on December 31, 2021. All AIPP-endorsed candidates must apply for permanent residence before March 5, 2022.

Application guide and policies

Did You Know? (commonly asked questions) (143K pdf)
Employer Designation Guide (387K pdf)
Changes – Employer Designation Guide (77k pdf)
Guidelines for Endorsement (379K pdf)
Changes – Guidelines for Endorsement (78K pdf)
Common NSOI Policies
Endorsement Re-Issue Request (147K pdf)
Required Recruitment Activities ( 188K pdf)
Process for LMIA-Exempt Work Permits ( 101K pdf)

Designations List

The business names of designated employers.

Contact Information

To learn more about the Pilot, please contact our Employer Support Team. We’re here to help.

Labour, Skills and Immigration
1469 Brenton Street, 3rd floor
PO Box 1535
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 2Y3

1 (877) 292-9597