4 Easiest Provinces to Immigrate to in Canada

4 Easiest Provinces to Immigrate to in Canada

DEC 17, 2019

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ROBYNN FARRELL

Canada is the second-largest country in the world with ten provinces and three territories. Some of the better-known provinces are Ontario and British Columbia because of their popular cities; Vancouver and Toronto. But if you’re thinking about immigrating to Canada, your best bet is the remote regions that are urgently looking for skilled workers from various industries to immigrate to Canada and fill job vacancies. Canada’s four maritime provinces: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick introduced a special immigration pilot namely the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in 2017 that aims to help Canada’s Atlantic region strengthen their economy with immigration. The Pilot is an employer-driven program and therefore requires candidates to obtain a valid job offer from an employer to be eligible to apply for Canadian immigration through three sub-programs listed below.  Map of Canada's Atlantic Provinces

3 Programs of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot 

There are three programs in the pilot that employers can hire candidates through. Some candidates may qualify for more than one of the following programs but can only apply through one: Atlantic High-Skilled Program, Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, and Atlantic International Graduate Program. 

1. Atlantic High-Skilled Program

RCIC helping client with Canadian visa application The Atlantic High-Skilled Program is designed for candidates to immigrate to Canada if they are qualified or have work experience in managerial, professional or trade occupations and are classed as Skill levels O, A and B in Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
Skill Level 0 A B
Job Type Management Jobs Professional Jobs Technical/Trade Jobs
Example Restaurant Manager Doctor Electrician
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Work experience in NOC skill type O, A or B
  •  A High school diploma, degree or certificate equal to a Canadian credential
  • English or French language proficiency
  • Funds to support yourself on arrival
  • Valid job offer

2. Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

Waiter serving hamburgers in Canadian restaurant The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program is designed for candidates to immigrate to Canada if they have work experience in jobs that usually call for job-specific training and are classed as skill level C in Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
Skill Level C
Job Type Intermediate Jobs
Example Waiters, Butchers, Truck Drivers
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Work experience in NOC skill type C
  •  A high school diploma equal to a Canadian credential 
  • English or French language proficiency
  • Funds to support yourself on arrival
  • Valid job offer

3. Atlantic International Graduate Program

Graduate from behind with cap The Atlantic International Graduate Program is designed for students who graduated from a recognized publicly-funded institution in an Atlantic province and want to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Candidates must apply within 24 months after graduating.  Eligibility Criteria:
  • Have lived in an Atlantic province for at least 16 months before graduating
  • Was enrolled as a full-time student
  •  Must have a 2-year degree, diploma certificate or trade apprenticeship credential
  • English or French language proficiency
  • Funds to support yourself 
  • Valid job offer

3 Reasons to immigrate to Canada’s Maritime Provinces 

Prince Edward Island

1. Low housing costs

It’s far easier to become a homeowner in Canada’s Maritime Provinces that are trademarked with low housing costs and higher-than-average income levels, leaving more residents with disposable income. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the average housing price in New Brunswick is around $155,000 and Nova Scotia at just $98,338 compared to a house in Ontario that averages at $578,000. 

2. More job opportunities

Francis McGuire, president of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, says that there are more than 20,000 jobs unfilled in the region. According to statistics released by IRCC, 1,896 employers in the Atlantic Canada region have made 3,729 job offers to immigrants through the Pilot since its launch and 2,535 principal applicants and their families have been approved for permanent residence! A great advantage of the Pilot is that employers in Canada do not need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) form to hire international workers.

3. Friendly Atlantic-Canadians

Canada was named the world's friendliest country in 2016. Most people are convinced that the friendliest residents can be found in Atlantic-Canada.  Israeli immigrant Esti Barlevy tells a story about her first day in Saint John, New Brunswick when a stranger said “hello” to her on the street and asked how she was doing.  “I thought, ‘Why would he do that?’ I thought, ‘Why would he care? "Then I realized that people here just care about each other for no benefit to themselves. People just care. It was a shock. I had never seen that before. In Israel, they wouldn’t ask how you are even if they know you.”

Move to Canada with the help of Immigration Professionals

handshake desk laptop documents If you’re serious about Canadian immigration, leave nothing to chance with the assistance of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who knows the rigorous process better than anyone else.   Using an RCIC will make the entire process simple and stress-free. We handle the paperwork while you choose your dream job in Canada. All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today and we’ll take care of the rest. It's just that simple.

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