How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: (1) The Employer Designation Process

This is the first video of a three-part series that introduces you to the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. There are three new immigration programs under this pilot that aim to bring more skilled immigrants to Atlantic Canada. Video 1 explains the employer designation process. To become a designated employer, you need to meet certain requirements.

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Transcript: “How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: (1) The Employer Designation Process”

Video length: 2:45 minutes

Whiteboard style video. A hand draws various images on a whiteboard as a male narrator speaks.

A map of Canada is drawn and zooms in to the Atlantic Provinces.

NARRATOR: This three-part video series explains three new immigration programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

Text displays: Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

Atlantic Provinces are colour coded and arrows are drawn to them.

NARRATOR: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada worked with provincial governments in Atlantic Canada to create these pilot programs, which will bring more skilled immigrants to Atlantic Canada, to build lives there and help the economy grow.

Text displays: “VIDEO 1 Employer Designation Process.”

NARRATOR: This video, Video 1, explains the employer designation process.

Text displays: “Designation – First Step.”

A male figure is drawn

Colour coded map of the Atlantic Provinces appears beside him.

NARRATOR: Designation is the first step for an employer interested in participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Provinces are responsible for designating employers in the pilot.

A checklist is drawn with the title “Designated Employer.”

Checklist items: “established business, prepared for the arrival of the newcomer employee, early commitment to support”.

The items are checked off as they are mentioned by the narrator.

NARRATOR: To become a designated employer, you’ll need to meet certain requirements.

For example, you need to demonstrate that your business is established and in good standing.

You must connect with an immigrant settlement service provider and demonstrate that your workplace is prepared for the arrival of a newcomer employee.

And you will need to make an early commitment to support your recruit and their family as they settle into their new life in Atlantic Canada.

The map of the Atlantic Provinces appears.

Text displays: “Canada.ca/atlantic-immigration.”

NARRATOR: You can get the employer designation form from the website of the province where your business is located.

A man and a woman sitting at a table with papers and a laptop are drawn.

Text displays: “Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program.”

Text displays: “Atlantic High-skilled Program.”

Text displays: “Atlantic International Graduate Program.”

NARRATOR: Once designated, you can begin recruiting skilled immigrants to fill positions in your company under one of the three new programs: the Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program, Atlantic High-skilled Program, or the Atlantic International Graduate Program

Text displays: “FLEXIBLE.”

A woman is drawn.

NARRATOR: These programs are flexible, in order to meet your needs, and only the candidates you recruit can apply to immigrate to Canada.

And you don’t need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment for jobs that you fill with a skilled immigrant through these programs.

A Canadian Flag is drawn along with a sheet of paper with the words: “Labour Market Impact Assessment” on it. A red X is drawn through the paper.

NARRATOR: When you find your recruit, you need to let them know which of the three programs they should apply to.

Text displays above the woman: “3 Programs.”

NARRATOR: The right program will be based on their previous work experience.

A man carrying a satchel is drawn.

NARRATOR: If your recruit has one year of high-skilled work experience, they should be directed to the Atlantic High-skilled Program.

Text displays: “Atlantic High-skilled program.”

A woman holding a tablet is drawn.

NARRATOR: If they have one year of intermediate-skilled experience, they should be directed to the Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program.

Text displays: “Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program.”

A woman wearing a graduation cap and gown is drawn.

NARRATOR: If they have no work experience, but have, at minimum, a two-year degree or diploma from a recognized Atlantic educational institution, candidates should be directed to the Atlantic International Graduate Program.

Text displays: “Atlantic International Graduate Program.”

The man and two women previously drawn now appear together.

NARRATOR: Now that you know which program criteria your recruit meets, you can offer them a job using the “offer of employment” located at Canada.ca/atlantic-immigration.

A sheet of paper with the text: “Offer of Employment” and a computer showing a Government of Canada website page is drawn.

Text displays: “Canada.ca/atlantic-immigration.”

NARRATOR: Watch the next video, “Video 2: Applicant endorsement,” for your next steps.

Text displays: “VIDEO 2 Applicant Endorsement.”

Text displays: “Canada.ca/atlantic-immigration.”

Fade to black.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature and the copyright message “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2017” are displayed followed by the Canada wordmark.

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