A new Canadian immigration pilot program in Atlantic Canada aims to draw immigrants to the area. The four Atlantic provinces which participate in the new program are P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador. Canadian Visa Expert can assist you to apply for a visa to Canada.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is an attempt to deal with low birth rates and Canadian immigration levels in the area, which consist of 2.3 million people – about 6.6% of Canada’s total population.
Fin Poschmann, president of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, said: “One of the things with immigrants is they like to go where others are, and we need to build that critical mass to attract other immigrants and retain them. Our employers need staff at all skill levels, whether it is in the seafood sector, at tech firms, in sales and financial services. They are willing and happy to pay more, but they are not getting applicants”.
In 2018, the pilot program has been capped at 2,000 immigrants. The number will be doubled to 4,000 in 2020. All applications are fast-tracked and processed within only six months. Canadian Visa Expert can help you with the immigration process. Contact them today.
- The provinces participating are Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and P.E.I.
- The Area consists of 2.3 million people, or 6.6% of Canada’s total population.
- The pilot has been capped at 2,000 immigrants in year 2018 and will be doubled in year 2020.
- All applications are processed within 6 months.