Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Employers invited to meet labour demand through the new AIP by Newfoundland and Labrador
The government of Newfoundland and Labrador invited employers to become designated for the new Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) on January 18, 2022.
It is necessary for all employers to become designated in order to participate in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), regardless of prior experience and familiarity with the program.
Employers are recommended to review the eligibility requirements and take advantage of free training offered by the government, as well as attend the information sessions on the AIP for employers and prospective newcomers.
In order to be designated, employers must:
seek to hire full-time, non-seasonal international applicants, who will work a minimum of 30 hours each week
have a business that has been in continuous, active operation under the same management for at least two years in the Atlantic Region and in good standing
agree to and demonstrate a commitment to maintain a welcoming workplace
commit to supporting the candidate’s and their accompanying family members’ access to settlement services and
understand and agree to the reporting requirements for the program
It is important to know that, as part of your designation, you will undergo onboarding training which covers the following:
Introduction to Canada’s immigration system
Background on the Atlantic Immigration Program
Overview of roles and responsibilities
Atlantic Immigration Program process
Permanent residence application
Work permit application
Permanent resident status and
Settlement and integration into the community