Application for a Temporary Work Permit – Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.


If you’re eligible to apply for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, you may also be eligible to apply for a 1-year work permit. To qualify for a temporary work permit, you must:

Temporary work permits for spouses/common-law partners

Your spouse/common law partner can apply for an open work permit if your job is listed as Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A, B or C in the 2016 National Occupation Classification (NOC).

Get your checklist, forms and instructions

You must select the country/territory from which you will be applying to get your instructions and forms.


Canada

Note: If you’re eligible to apply from inside Canada, you must send your paper application to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Make sure you send it to the address that is responsible for your application.

Get ready to apply

  • Read the Quick Guide (IMM 5651) for specific information about the requirements for Atlantic Immigration work permits.
  • Read the Instruction guide (IMM 5553) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply for a work permit.

    Note: You will not be able to apply online.

Checklist

Forms

Pay your fees online

Find out how to pay your fees.

Submit your application

Mail your application to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Get ready to apply

  • Read the Quick Guide (IMM 5651) for specific information about the requirements for Atlantic Immigration work permits.
  • Read the Instruction guide (IMM 5487) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply for a work permit.

    Note: You will not be able to apply online.

Checklist

Forms

Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package.

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