Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund

The microloan program continues to support internationally trained immigrants in the region


If you are an internationally trained immigrant living in Atlantic Canada and you need financial support to find or retain employment, you may be eligible for the program.

The purpose of the Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) is to help internationally trained immigrants overcome financial barriers so that they can:

  • Practice their occupation, regulated or unregulated
  • Find opportunities in a related field
  • Change career to adjust to labour market needs

To be eligible for AICLF, you must:

  • Be an immigrant with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Live in Atlantic Canada
  • Have received training or certification outside of Canada
  • Have the required English or French skills to complete an employment action plan
  • Not have an undischarged bankruptcy

Note: If the program or training you are taking is eligible for a Government Student Loan program, it cannot be eligible for AICLF.

The AICLF can help eligible applicants pay for:

  • Registration fees
  • Licensing and examination fees
  • Training, tuition fees, related textbooks or online resources
  • Living expenses (during exams or specific training)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses to complete exams and courses
  • Work tools

For more information and to apply, please contact:

David Harper

David Harper
Program Officer, AICLF