The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program (AISP) is a type of Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), which aims to lead the immigration levels of Canada’s Atlantic provinces.

Eligibility criteria for intermediate-skilled workers

To apply for the Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program, you must fulfill the given criteria:

Work Experience

Applicants to the AISP must demonstrate that they have obtained work experience for at least one year. This work experience may be non-continuous, full-time or part-time, but must add up to a total of 1,560 hours. The work experience must be:

  • in one occupation
  • paid work
  • In a NOC C level occupation.


Applicants to AISP must demonstrate they have one of the following:

  • a Canadian secondary or post-secondary certificate, or
  • a completed foreign educational credential.

For applicants with an education completed outside Canada, an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is required to prove that the level of education is proportionate with Canadian standards. The ECA must be less than five years old from the time the application is submitted.

Language Ability

Applicants to the AISP must prove language ability of at least fluent basic level in either English or French to apply for the program.

The following language tests are approved for the AISP:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program)
  • TEF (Test d'Evaluation Du Français)

Job offer

A person must have a job offer that meets all of the following requirements:

  • The job offer was made using the Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form.
  • The job must be full-time and permanent
  • The job must be non-seasonal. A person must have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year.
  • The job must have a skill type/level 0, A, B or C under the NOC

You must meet employment requirements for the job you are offered. You can find these requirements in the NOC. The job doesn’t need to be in the same NOC as other jobs you’ve had.