Immigration

Immigration

Downtown St. John'sSt. John's is a great city to call home. Known for its welcoming people, beautiful natural environment, vibrant arts and culture scene, excellent range of amenities, and sense of community.

Perhaps you would like to visit St. John's to get a feel for the city? Refer to Visiting Our City for tourist information. Citizens of many countries require a visa to visit or transit Canada. For more information on visa requirements visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

In 2015, St. John's established its own Local Immigration Partnership (LIP). LIP's are municipal or regional coalitions designed to strengthen local capacity to attract newcomers and improve integration outcomes, as indicated by enhanced economic, social, political, and civic participation. LIP's operate through formal agreements that establish broad-based partnership councils charged with developing and implementing strategies to produce more welcoming communities. For more information on the LIP initiative visit Pathways to Prosperity:Canada.

The resources listed below provide comprehensive information on immigrating to Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada:

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AiPP) helps to address labour market challenges in the Atlantic Provinces by assisting employers in attracting and retaining skilled immigrants. More information on AiPP is available at the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.
 
The following infographic videos explain the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program process:
 
How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: The Employer Designation Process
EN: https://youtu.be/DdX1GLpKnHw
FR: https://youtu.be/-faYzgB7-AQ
 
How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: Applicant Endorsement
EN: https://youtu.be/NOv4qMpv_1w
FR: https://youtu.be/bh6Oq5982a4
 
How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: Immigration Application and Post-Arrival Support
EN: https://youtu.be/9S0wbK7Dr9A
FR: https://youtu.be/AShVXzDNskM