Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Supports

Services for Endorsed Employees and Designated Employers under the AIP.

Updated Feb. 15, 2021

Please note: We continue to follow the best advice of public health authorities to minimize the threat of COVID-19. Our offices across Newfoundland and Labrador are closed to the public at the moment as staff work remotely. We remain available to answer your questions, prepare settlement plans, and address other concerns. Please use your usual contact information if you are already a client, or use the information below to contact the office nearest you.




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.

Diversity Podcast

Diversity Summit 2020 Podcast

On June 25, ANC held its annual Diversity Summit as a virtual event under the theme: Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism in Businesses and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador This event was a pan-provincial forum designed to explore the contribution that diversity plays in supporting the sustainability of businesses and communities throughout the province. Drawing upon lived experiences, the Diversity Summit 2020 focused on advancing intercultural understanding by promoting the value and importance of multiculturalism, anti-racism, and inclusion. 



Diversity Summit

For the past several years, the ANC’s Diversity & Public Education Division has hosted a Diversity Summit. This event remains an engaging and thought-provoking opportunity to build rich connections among businesses, immigrants, community groups, and citizens.

Promoting Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism in Businesses and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador



Workshop Details

Our Workshops are designed to meet the needs of the individuals, organizations and teams we serve.

If you are interested in our training, we will do a needs assessment to access which topics you’d like to cover, to customize your training session.

From there, we can work with you to set time(s) and date(s) that are convenient.

We offer online training across the province. After COVID-19 restrictions lift, we will be reinstating our in-person delivery.

Pricing: Al of our sessions are free of charge to limit barriers to participation 🙂

For more information, please contact:

General inquiries:

Specifically, for 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). 


Placement in all language levels is based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT). The Adult Training Centre is the only certified CLB assessment centre in the province and provides English language assessment for eligible clients on-site in St. John’s (permanent residents only) and through remote assessment at its Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor regional offices (for permanent residents, international students, temporary foreign workers, and their spouses).

The Centre is also a designated site for the CELPIP and CAEL assessments. Both are offered on a regular basis. For further information on theses assessments, check our CELPIP/CAEL tab.

For information on all ESL programs and assessments in St. John’s contact the ANC Adult ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Avenue.

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

For information on programs outside the St. John’s metropolitan area, contact the nearest satellite office.