Application for the Atlantic High-Skilled 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.

Note: If you are applying for this program, you may be eligible to apply for a work permit if your employer needs to fill the position urgently. See Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program - Work Permits.

Important: Make sure you are applying for the right program based on your previous work experience. If you apply for the wrong program and do not have the work experience required for that program, your application for permanent residence will be refused.

Get ready to apply

Read the Instruction Guide (IMM 5424) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply.

You can now apply online

We’re testing a new online immigration application. You can use it to apply (opens in a new tab)

Get your checklist and forms


Forms for the employer to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out

Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms

  • Make sure you have Adobe Reader 10 or higher and Javascript is turned on. If you have trouble downloading, right-click the link and choose “Save Target As…”
  • Fill out the form on your computer instead of by hand. It’s easier and reduces mistakes that can cause delays.
  • Fill out , print , sign and date your application forms.

IMM 0008 is a barcode form. Make sure you validate it and submit all the pages:

  • Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form. Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.
  • One or more pages with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  • Print, sign and date the form.
    • Use white, high-quality and non-glossy paper.
    • Use a laser printer if you can.
  • Place the IMM 0008 form, including the barcode page(s), on the top of your application package.

Pay your fees online

Submit your application

Mail your complete application to the address in the instruction guide.


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