Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) Supports

Services for Endorsed Employees and Designated Employers under the AIP.

ANC offers the Inter-Cultural Training required of designated employers at no charge!

For information, e-mail


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

(709) 651-6826

Labrador West
(709) 944-7775

Happy Valley-Goose Bay
(709) 896-8787

Southern Labrador
(709) 931-2887

(709) 466-7772

St. Anthony
(709) 454-8406

Translation and Interpretation

To ensure that newcomers receive consistent, accurate and culturally sensitive settlement services, the Association provides translation and interpretation during the early stages of settlement.

If you are interested in being a translator or interpreter, please download and complete a Translator Application.

You can also download the Personal Service Contract for Interpreters.

For more information, please contact (709) 722-9680 or

Please find below some important information for those interested in working as a translator or interpreter for the Association for New Canadians:

General Conduct:

Translators and interpreters shall behave with courtesy, discretion, and provide high-quality services to assist the client requiring services.


Translators and interpreters shall only undertake work which they are competent to perform. If at any time while delivering services the translator/interpreter believes that she/he is unable to competently translate documents or interpret the content of the meeting/proceedings, she/he shall inform the service provider immediately.

Accuracy and Efficiency:

Translators and interpreters shall take all reasonable care to faithfully and accurately interpret or translate what is stated, with concern first for meaning and secondly for style, without any paraphrasing, omission, explanation, embellishment, giving of advice, or expressing of opinion, etc.

Impartiality/Avoidance of Conflict of Interest:

Translators and interpreters shall be objective and impartial at all times. They shall avoid any real, potential, or apparent conflict of interest in relation to any matter for which they are providing services. If she/he becomes aware of any conflict of interest in the course of providing translation/interpretation services, she/he shall immediately notify the service provider. (examples of a conflict of interest include but are not limited to the following situations: a) the client you are interpreting for is a member of a ethnic group which people from your ethnic group are currently in conflict with, b) you hold negative ideas about the persons’ background, c) either you or the client are uncomfortable with the other, d) you do not wish to communicate their opinion during the session, e) you or someone you know is in conflict with the client, etc)


Translators and interpreters shall keep confidential all information gained while providing services for all clients. They shall not under any circumstances, discuss, report on, or give an opinion to any person concerning any situation she/he has come to know about in the context of providing translation/interpretation services for clients. The content of any document, meeting or proceeding will not be discussed outside of that particular meeting or context.


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

Global Frequencies

This Podcast is a new initiative for the Association for New Canadians (ANC). Global Frequencies is a podcast devoted to embracing cultural diversity and ensuring newcomer inclusion in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

This Program is a partnership between ANC (Association for New Canadians) and CHMR FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) – Atlantic Canada’s Opportunities Agency, and the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

This show is broadcast at CHMR 93.5 FM at 19:00 or 7:00PM (NDT), every second Wednesday. Also on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, and more!  

Episode 1 

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Episode 13

Episode 14

Diversity Summit 2020

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.

Diversity Summit 2020 – 1. Guest Speaker, Catharyn Anderson


Diversity Summit 2020 – 2. Panel Discussion: Promoting Anti-Racism in our Communities


Diversity Summit 2020 – 3. Panel Discussion: Multiculturalism in Businesses and Communities


Diversity Summit 2020 – 4. Guest Speaker: Carey Majid


Diversity Summit 2020 – 5. Panel Discussion: Celebrating Immigrant Entrepreneurs


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

Resource Portal

If you have participated in our workshops
or simply wish to engage in further learning on topics within our Public Education, Welcome to the Resource Portal.


  • Intro to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Promoting Anti-Racism
    • Anti-Asian Racism, Covid-19 & Racism
    • Anti-Black Racism
  • Business Case for Diversity
  • Culturally Inclusive Hiring
  • Culturally Inclusive Workplaces
  • Canadian Workplace Norms for Newcomer Employees
  • For Educators (K-12 School)
  • For Healthcare Practitioners
  • Supporting Immigration in Rural NL



Contact us

Main Office:

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.