Canada is giving impetus on foreign skilled immigration, especially in the four Atlantic provinces – Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Every effort has been made by the authorities to welcome and retain more newcomers.
The immigration programs have already resulted in welcoming more than 14,000 newcomers annually compared to just 3,000 two decades ago. Much credit goes to Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program.
AIP & PNP complement each other
Atlantic Canada has been dependent on the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to fuel its rising immigration levels. New Brunswick was the first province in Canada’s Atlantic region to adopt the PNP, doing so the same year it launched and Newfoundland and Labrador followed shortly after it. PEI and Nova Scotia were the next to join, in 2001 and 2003, respectively.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) gave the region an extra pathway for attracting more economic immigrants. With the Liberals coming into power again, the pilot program may become permanent. Since 2017, nearly 4,200 newcomers have gained permanent residence through the AIP and proposed permanent status will only increase immigration further.
AIP has also helped off-set the dip in immigration through Provincial Nominee Program in the province of Prince Edward Islands. It is also expected that Nova Scotia is set to welcome nearly 6,000 newcomers in 2019, thanks to increased targets under AIP. The leading contributor to economic immigration through AIP is New Brunswick. The province is right on track to make a new record to welcome 5,000 newcomers in 2019.
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