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How NOC modifications affect participants in the AIP

Newcomers can relocate to one of Canada's Atlantic Provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (NB), Prince Edward Island (PEI), or Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)—and obtain permanent residency through the government scheme known as the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).

Applicants with experience in positions requiring Skill Level C or higher were previously eligible for AIP. The eligibility cut-off will rise to TEER 4 under NOC 2021. The following 12 professions will no longer qualify for AIP as a result of this change:

  • Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220, previously NOC 6563)
  • Other support occupations in personal services (NOC 65229, previously NOC 6564)
  • Longshore workers (NOC 75100, previously NOC 7451)
  • Material handlers (NOC 75101, previously NOC 7452)
  • Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs (NOC 75200, previously NOC 7513)
  • Delivery service drivers and door-to-door distributors (NOC 75201, previously NOC 7514)
  • Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations (NOC 75210, previously NOC 7533)
  • Livestock labourers (NOC 85100, previously NOC 8431)
  • Nursery and greenhouse labourers (NOC 85103, previously NOC 8432)
  • Trappers and hunters (NOC 85104, previously NOC 8442)
  • Food and beverage servers (NOC 65200, previously NOC 6513)
  • Labourers in textile processing and cutting (NOC 95105, previously NOC 9616).

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