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Processing time

Up to 24 weeks

Converts to Citizenship after

36 Month(s)

PR after

1 Month(s)



Governmental Fees

764 approx.USD


You must have a job offer by an employer who is taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot by the Atlantic province (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island) where you’ll be working. Your job offered skill should be one of the NOC skill types 0, A, B or C. Check link for details. The job offered to you must be a full time and non seasonal type. You must have worked at least 1,560 hours at NOC skill level C, in the past 3 years. You must have a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree. If you have studied outside Canada, then you will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a recognized organization to show your credential is valid and equal to a Canadian credential. You must take one of the approved language tests to show you can communicate in English or French well enough to live and work in Canada. You must show evidence of enough money to support yourself and your family (even if the entire family isn't moving with you). If you’re already living and working in Canada with a valid work permit, you don’t need to show proof of funds.


Complete application and forms, filled up and signed. Job offer contract (Made through Offer of Employment to a Foreign National form (IMM 5650). Proof of previous relevant work experience, must be at least 12 months of authorized, full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience (in NOC skill level C) within the 36 months before your application is received. Copy of your most recent work permit in Canada (if applicable). Employer reference letters for the periods of work experience identified in your application. Copies of your T4 tax information slips and your Notice of Assessment (if applicable). Pay stubs. Proof that you have sufficient funds that are transferable and available for settlement in Canada, for yourself and your family. If you are applying from inside Canada: submit proof that you have valid temporary resident status. The endorsement letter from the Atlantic province that has endorsed you. The original results of your language proficiency test that shows you meet a minimum of level 4 of the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de competence linguistique Canadian (NCLC) for listening, speaking, reading and writing. Proof that you have obtained a minimum of a high school diploma. Proof of your completed studies can include copies of your education documents (diplomas, certificates or degrees) and transcripts for successfully completed studies, if available. Copy of the pages of your passport or travel documents for you, your spouse or common-law partner and your dependent children. Identity and Civil Status Documents of you and your spouse/common law partner. Children's Information like children's birth certificates, adoption papers, Proof of full custody for children under the age of 18, etc (as applicable). Police Certificates and Clearances for yourself and your dependents. 2 photos for you and each member of your family, whether accompanying or not, and yourself. Evidence of all the fees payment. This checklist, filled up and attached along with the application.

Cost of living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant18.48
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course73.91
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)10.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)5.91
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)3.26
Cappuccino (regular)3.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)2.12
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.73
Milk (regular), (1 liter)8.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)2.4
Rice (white), (1kg)1.7
Eggs (regular) (12)3.48
Local Cheese (1kg)5.24
Chicken Fillets (1kg)5.56
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)6.54
Apples (1kg)1.92
Banana (1kg)0.65
Oranges (1kg)1.73
Tomato (1kg)1.91
Potato (1kg)1.19
Onion (1kg)1.2
Lettuce (1 head)2.63
Water (1.5 liter bottle)1.81
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)13.3
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)3.01
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)14.04
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)2.59
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)77.53
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)3.33
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)2.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)28.83
Gasoline (1 liter)4.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)25114.01
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)20497.27
Utilities (Monthly)Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment159.12
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data48.37
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)63.74
Sports And LeisureSports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult42.83
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)19.85
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat11.09
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child819.46
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child13683.09
Clothing And ShoesClothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)59.13
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)41.74
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)88.93
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes111.52
Rent Per MonthRent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1402.36
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre1273.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre2272.14
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre1927.63
Buy Apartment PriceBuy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre690.71
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre480.83
Salaries And FinancingSalaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)2872.79
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate7.03
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