Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Supports

Services for Endorsed Employees and Designated Employers under the AIP.


The Association for New Canadians works to support the long-term needs of endorsed employees and their families under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program by providing:

  • Information and orientations about life in Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the local community
  • Needs assessments and referral services
  • Assistance in completing applications for mandatory Provincial and Federal Programs (such as MCP, SIN, etc.)
  • Assistance in enrolling your children in school
  • Access to English as a Second Language Training (e.g. on-site, distance, outreach, etc.)
  • Employment and career services for your family members
  • Access to social and volunteer opportunities in your community
  • Access to health supports (e.g. locating a pharmacist, family physician, etc.)
  • Assistance in completing Permanent Residence (PR) applications
  • Training in Canadian workplace norms

All services are provided without cost to eligible clients.



The Association for New Canadians supports the long-term needs of employers and business owners participating in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

To assist businesses interested in becoming designated employers under the AIP, or to assist those designated employers seeking to hire under the AIP, the Association provides the following supports:

  • Assisting employers in completing designation applications
  • Assisting employees in completing endorsement applications
  • Providing settlement supports to endorsed employees and their families
  • Providing employment and career services supports for endorsed employees’ family members
  • Assisting employees in completing Permanent Residence applications
  • Providing cultural competency training for employers
  • Providing workplace norms training for employees

These services are offered without cost to eligible permanent and temporary residents.

For more information, please contact:

St. John’s and the Avalon Region
(709) 552-2262

Western Region
(709) 634-2656

Central Region
(709) 489-0235

Labrador West
(709) 944-7775

Happy Valley-Goose Bay
(709) 896-8787

(709) 931-2887




Online Immigrants’ Guide to Services and Resources in Newfoundland and Labrador

Available here

IRCC Resources:

  1. Before You Arrive in Canada provides pre-arrival information for those immigrating to Canada. 
  2. Your First Two Weeks in Canada provides immigrants with an overview of key information for their initial weeks in Canada (e.g., importance of obtaining a Social Insurance Number, contacting a local settlement organization, and finding employment).
  3. Settling in Canada provides information on services available to newcomers in various locations across Canada.


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Coming soon: toolkits, podcast links and more!

Diversity Summit

For the past several years, the Association has hosted an annual Diversity Summit. This event remains an engaging and thought-provoking opportunity to build rich connections among businesses, immigrants, community groups, and citizens. The event traditionally includes a keynote speaker and guest panelists who seek to inspire attendees with insightful and powerful discussions designed to help facilitate a more diverse, multicultural, and welcoming province.

Past keynote speakers have included:

  • Jo Mark Zural, President, Stonebridge Capital;
  • Cathy Bennett, CEO, Bennett Enterprises;
  • Reeta Tremblay, former Vice President Academic, Memorial University of Newfoundland;
  • Emad Rizkalla, President and CEO, Bluedrop Performance Learning;
  • Ken Marshall, President – Atlantic Region, Rogers Communications Inc.; 
  • Tareq Hadhad, Owner, Peace by Chocolate
  • Deirdre Ayre, Head of Operations, Other Ocean Group.

In 2017, for the first time since its inception, the Diversity Summit was held outside St. John’s (in Gander) and the 2018 Summit was held in Corner Brook during Small Business Week.

This year’s summit will be held at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market during Multiculturalism Week on March 19, 2020. Find more details here.


Workshop Format and Pricing

Workshops have the greatest impact when they are delivered as part of a comprehensive professional development or public education program. Individual training modules can be delivered in 2-hour sessions, or combined into half-day or full-day workshops.

Pricing per workshop is flexible and ranges from $200 to $800 plus any applicable travel, accommodation, and venue costs.

Discounts are available for non-profit organizations, schools, and organizations that request training to help advance the ANC’s mandate of settling and integrating immigrants in the province.

For more information, please contact:

Western Newfoundland:


The ANC provides transportation to and from classes at the ESL Training Centre to eligible immigrants who demonstrate a need for the service. While transportation is available for all eligible immigrants who live more than two kilometers away from the ESL Training Centre, exceptions are made for those with special needs, disabilities, physician-documented illnesses, for those over 55 years of age, or for those with children under the age of five.

Transportation Policy:

  • Download an English copy here
  • Download a Spanish copy here
  • Download an Arabic copy here

Childcare Services


The ANC offers on-site provincially-licensed childcare services to eligible immigrants enrolled in classes at the ESL Training Centre in St. John’s (148 Elizabeth Avenue). 

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment

CAEL Testing

The ANC is the only official Testing Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador for the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment.

The CAEL Assessment is a computer-based test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

For more information, please visit this website or contact:

  • Phone: (709) 726-6848
  • Fax: (709) 726-6841
  • Email:

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Testing

The ANC is registered with Paragon Testing Enterprises as the only Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Testing Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CELPIP Testing is administered monthly at the ESL Training Centre in St. John’s (148 Elizabeth Ave). 

For more information, please visit this website or contact: