Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund

Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund

The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) is a micro-loan fund for internationally trained immigrants in Atlantic Canada. Providing micro-loans to newcomers allows them to overcome financial barriers to upgrade their skills and obtain their license or certification so that they can:

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

To learn more, take our eligibility test, apply or discover successful applicant testimonials, visit and talk to your employment specialist.

Program Overview


Register with an AICLF agency

in NS, NB, NL or PEI.

Work with your AICLF
Employment Specialist
to assess your needs and
develop an action plan.

Complete the loan application
with your AICLF Coordinator.

Meet with your designated
RBC Account Manager to sign
loan documents if approved.

Connect with your AICLF
Coordinator to release funds
according to your action plan.

Keep your AICLF Coordinator
informed about your progress
and start repayment of the loan.