Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP)
The Atlantic High-Skilled Program (AHSP) is part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), a new Canadian immigration venture for 2017 and beyond.
1) Applicants must have carried out the activities listed in the lead statement of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) description and a substantial 2) Number of the main duties. 3) Canadian experience must have been obtained while the foreign national was authorized to work in Canada as a temporary resident. 4) Applicants do not have to be employed at the time they apply. 5) Periods of self-employment will not be included when calculating the period of qualifying work experience. 6) Work experience acquired during a period of study is allowed, as long as the work hours did not exceed what the applicant was authorized to do for that period.
Applicants must be endorsed by an Atlantic province in order for the application to be complete and accepted by IRCC. An endorsement letter is issued by the province to persons who have been endorsed. Applicants should submit a copy of this letter with their application for permanent residence submitted to IRCC. All endorsements are valid for six months after the date of issuance, and extensions are not permitted under these programs. The application for permanent residence must be submitted before the expiry date of the endorsement letter.