Canada Increases Atlantic Immigration Pilot Application Approval 2018
Canada has decided to increase the number of skilled working immigrants and their family members who can obtain permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program by 500 more applicants. The total allowed immigrants who can be approved through this program is brought to 2,500.
Ahmed Hussen, the Federal Immigration Minister, said that the program has been so high that provinces are well on the way to meeting their allocations at the year’s halfway point. “The numbers of employers who are participating in the program in Nova Scotia has doubled (this year),” Hussen said. “There may be announcement coming soon to increase the allocation for Atlantic Canada.” One thing is clear, there’s no shortage of jobs for prospective immigrants in Nova Scotia, something Hussen heard on Monday in Halifax as he participated in a roundtable with the topic of why immigration matters.
The original total target for the Atlantic region for 2018 was 2,000 and to date more than 1,800 graduates and skilled immigrants have been provincially endorsed to participate in the pilot. Hussen has decided to increase the total number to 2,500 which will help boost the Atlantic region economy. “There was a very clear message from employers that they just need more workers. That even with the extra numbers we have been able to provide through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, that’s not enough, they need more, way more, and that the shortages of workers is real,” Hussen said.
There are many reasons to join the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program but mainly it is a fast-track to Canadian Permanent Residency for you and your family. While most immigrants have been drawn to the most populous cities of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, a great deal of work opportunity exists in these provinces, and this program offers a mutually beneficial opportunity for employers and immigrants alike.
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