Government of New Brunswick


Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
Accommodation and Food Services Sector
Effective date: March 16, 2020

Beginning March 16th, 2020, we are restoring access to the AIPP for certain categories of the Accommodation and Food Services Sector. Access will be given in a controlled and limited fashion to maintain program sustainability and program integrity.

As part of this action, we are incentivizing the hiring of International Graduates from New Brunswick and the other Atlantic Provinces, and we encourage employers to leverage all immigration pathways available to them.

Some of the highlights are as follows:

  • The Atlantic Intermediate-skilled Program (AISP) under the AIPP remains closed for all of the Accommodations and Food Services Sector for NOC C-level positions.

Full-Service Restaurant Sector

Quick-Service Restaurant Sector

  • Access to the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) streams
  • No limit* on International Graduates from New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada
  • No limit* on current TFWs transitioning to a pathway to Permanent Residence—eligible after 12 months of employment
  • Limit of three (3)* other International hires per restaurant location

Accommodations Sector

Full details are available here.


Eligibility Requirements are different across Immigration Program streams. Consult our program guides, contact your assigned New Brunswick Immigration Program Officer, or write to

* The number of allowable applications is always subject to Employer Needs Assessment and Employee Retention data.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was developed for New Brunswick employers to hire foreign skilled workers and recent international graduates who want to live and work in New Brunswick. This program is designed for the sole use of employers who are designated under the program to be able to recruit and hire workers with the skills, education and work experience to contribute to New Brunswick’s economy.


New Brunswick employers have access to a range of Provincial and Federal Services that are committed to supporting and addressing identified labour-market needs. Please contact the Employment Development Office in your region for more information on Employment Services and the Designation process.


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