The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) is an innovative program with the aim of attracting and retaining skilled immigrants and international graduates to meet the workforce requirements of the Atlantic region. AIPP is one of the latest immigration program being launched by the Atlantic province of Canada. The provinces which have participated in the Atlantic immigration program are Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia , New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. It helps employers in Atlantic Canada hire foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who want to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate.
On March 1, 2019 the Canada Government has announced a 2 year extension to the program.Initially launched as a three-year pilot, the AIP will be extended by two years to December 2021.