Why Us

Established in 2002, Migration Expert is a private immigration company with a team of highly experienced ICCRC regulated migration consultants who represent clients from across the globe wishing to apply for a Canadian visa. Migration Expert provides fee-based services in addition to the official government charges to advise, assist and represent our clients through the often-complex visa application process. All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Canadian Government subject to submitting a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the Canadian Government and act independently in the interests of our clients.

Atlantic Immigrant Pilot Program Visa

Atlantic Immigrant Pilot Program Visa

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) is designed for skilled immigrants and international student graduates who have the qualifications, skills or experience to reside in the endorsing Atlantic province before issuing permanent resident visa. Effective March 6, 2017, a maximum of 2000 complete applications will be processed in 2017.

Applicants to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program must demonstrate that they meet the minimum visa requirements including provincial endorsement, education requirements, language proficiency, work experience and job offer requirements.

Successful applicants will obtain Canadian permanent residence, which will entitle them to live and work in Canada with few restrictions. Canadian permanent residents may also be eligible for Canadian citizenship.

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has set specific basic requirements that all applicants must meet in order to apply for an Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. To qualify for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, applicants must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to an applicant's health and character.

In addition to meeting the basic visa requirements, applicants must demonstrate they have obtained a job offer from an employer in one of the four Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador), have met the minimum language requirements, have qualifying work experience, have met the minimum education requirements and have confirmation of provincial endorsement.

As of March 6, 2017, applicants for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program will have to apply through the corresponding Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia and will take an average 6 months processing time.


Successful applicants of an Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program visa will become permanent residents of Canada. Permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.

Additional benefits of Canadian permanent residence include access to government-subsidized education and healthcare (Medicare), as well as unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits. Permanent residents also have the ability to apply for Canadian citizenship and the opportunity to sponsor family members to join them in Canada.

To see a full listing of our fees and services, Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.