Atlantic Provinces

New Brunswick:

The province of New Brunswick is located on Canada’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The province plays host to a number of unique Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) designed to attract and retain newcomers who will be able to fill gaps in the workforce and contribute meaningfully to local economies and communities.

The province operates several immigration streams:

  • New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream
  • New Brunswick Skilled Workers with Employer Support
  • New Brunswick Post-Graduate Entrepreneurial Stream

The province of New Brunswick regularly organizes events overseas for foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada. Please refer to our schedule of upcoming New Brunswick information sessions and job fairs. Those who are successful through these information sessions will be eligible to immigrate to Canada through the New Brunswick PNP or the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.

Newfoundland and Labrador:

Riding a wave of growth thanks to its energy and natural resources, Newfoundland is seeking the talents of skilled workers and post-graduates to continue the upward trend of this Atlantic province’s economy.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) provides prospective immigrants with in-demand skills and experience the opportunity to become a part of this eastern province’s growing workforce through its Express Entry Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate streams of immigration.

Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker stream of NLNP welcomes experienced workers of all NOC Skill Levels with a guaranteed job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer to apply for provincial nomination. The applicant must have a specialized skill set that meets the needs of the employer from which they receive a full-time job offer.

International Graduate

Graduates from eligible post-secondary institutions who choose to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduate Work Permit may be eligible to apply for the NLNP International Graduate program. Graduates must either be currently employed or have received a job offer from a Newfoundland and Labrador employer that relates to their field of study.

International Entrepreneur Category

This category is designed for foreign nationals with experience owning and managing businesses who wish to invest in purchasing and managing a business in Newfoundland & Labrador. Applicants must have business management experience and a significant personal net worth.

Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia is located on Canada’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The province plays host to a number of unique Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) designed to attract and retain newcomers who will be able to fill gaps in the workforce and contribute meaningfully to local economies and communities.

The province operates several immigration streams:

·       Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

·       Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

·       Nova Scotia Skilled Worker

·       Nova Scotia Physicians

·       Nova Scotia Entrepreneur

·       Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur

·       Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

·       Nova Scotia Occupations In Demand

·       Nova Scotia Occupations In Demand

Prince Edward Island

Despite Prince Edward Island’s small size and population, the Atlantic island province boasts incredible coastal culture with booming tourism, fishing, and agricultural industries.

The Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is a collection of immigration pathways that target immigrants with business acumen, skilled workers, and young graduates who are fresh from post-secondary education.

The PEI PNP gives prospective newcomers the chance to receive a provincial nomination through one of its many immigration streams, which may fast-track their path to Canadian permanent residence. The province operates several immigration streams divided among three categories:

PEI Express Entry

Prospective immigrants who are in the federal Express Entry pool and have expressed their interest of living and working in Prince Edward Island may be eligible for PEI Express Entry. Candidates must be eligible for one of the federal economic immigration classes, however only applicants whose skills and experience match the province’s current labour needs will be considered for Express Entry PNP.

Labour Impact

Foreign workers and recent graduates are welcome to apply for provincial nomination via one of Prince Edward Island’s Labour Impact streams. These programs give individuals who have already been hired by a PEI employer the opportunity to access an accelerated path to permanent residency should they receive PEI PNP.

  • Skilled Workers in PEI
  • Skilled Workers Outside Canada
  • Critical Worker
  • International Graduate

Business Impact

Whether establishing a business with 100% ownership or investing in a new or established PEI business, individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada on a business visa may take advantage of the Business Impact stream of the PEI PNP. They may also choose to obtain a work permit by investing in a PEI business, which will provide a faster transition to their new life in Canada and PEI.

Prince Edward Island Ranking System

Applicants wishing to immigrate to Prince Edward Island via PEI PNP will be required to create a profile in the province’s Expression of Interest (EOI) system. Applicants will be assigned a score based on this profile, and the highest-ranking candidates will be invited to submit an application during periodic intakes.

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