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The purpose of this live workshop was to show you a strategy of how to look for jobs in Atlantic Canada based on YOUR job title and NOC Code.

The overall goal for anyone attending this workshop is to pursue the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) as a pathway to immigrate to Canada. For more on the Atlantic Immigration Program please see this article.

The workshop covered:

  • Where is Atlantic Canada

  • Why are we job searching in Atlantic Canada

  • Job search psychology

  • What is your NOC code

  • How to find your NOC code & job description

  • How to Job search in Atlantic Canada per province

Job Search Methods Covered in this video:

  1. Find the list of designated employers in each of the Atlantic provinces (links available below). Scan the list for employers whose names are relevant to the job position you are looking for or seem of interest to you. Go to the websites of these employers and scan their websites to see if they have a careers section where they have job postings. If they do, great! Review the position, ensure that it matches your NOC code or a position that you qualify for based on education and work experience (examples in the video), and apply per the instructions on the job posting. If the company does not have a careers page on its website, find their contact information, get their email and send a professional email to them stating that you noticed they are on the list of designated employers, and you are interested in the Atlantic immigration program. State the position that you are interested in, state what you have to offer to the employer and include a copy of your resume. In your message to them, think of what's in it for them to consider you, what do you bring to the table.

  2. Visit job posting websites, filter your search to the Atlantic provinces and if there is an option to filter jobs that will consider international applicants, check that box. Job positions will show up, however, this does not mean that all the positions posted are by designated employers. You will need to cross-reference the job posting with the list of designated employers and NOC codes to ensure they are AIP eligible jobs.

  3. Use job matching services offered by some provinces or the Canada Job bank. Job matching allows you to input your information, such as education, work experience, language skills, etc., and will add you to a database that will match you with a job offer, if one is available or becomes available. You will be contacted with the position of the job posting and can apply to the job, like a regular job posting with your cover letter and resume.

Here are the resource links to help you with your search:

Job Search Tracking Template


Province Specific

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

All the best in your job search!



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