As a result of the latest NOC code system update, many occupations have become eligible or ineligible within Canada’s most popular immigration pathways including Express Entry. This also includes Canada’s Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) which invites more than 6,000 candidates yearly to the Atlantic provinces to obtain Canada PR. These applicants will use their previous experience and skills plus more to fill labor shortages in these provinces. While 16 occupations were added to the Express Entry eligible occupation list, the AIP has actually lost several eligible occupations!
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What Is The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)?
The IRCC introduced the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) now known as the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) in March 2017 to recruit newcomers to the Atlantic provinces giving a pathway to Canada PR as skilled foreign workers. While most newcomers are drawn to fast-paced cities like Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver, the AIP is specifically targeted at the Atlantic provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
Occupations That Became Ineligible
When the NOC code 2021 update is implemented, these are the occupations that will no longer be eligible:
- Other support occupations in personal services
- Longshore workers
- Material handlers
- Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs
- Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors
- Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations
- Livestock laborers
- Nursery and greenhouse laborers
- Trappers and hunters
- Food and beverage servers
- Laborers in textile processing and cutting
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