Atlantic Immigration Pilot improving immigrant retention rates in the region

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 09:00:17 +0000

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) appears to be on the right track to help east coast provinces retain immigrants. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reviewed the AIP in the period starting from when it was launched in March, 2017 to the end of the 2019-2020 fiscal year. They wanted to see if the pilot […]

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Which Newfoundland and Labrador occupations are exempt from labour market testing?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:00:41 +0000

Newfoundland and Labrador have released new measures to make it easier for employers to hire foreign nationals who will address the labour shortages in the province through the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP). The province released a list of occupations that are exempt from provincial labour market testing processes. These processes include the Job Vacancy Assessment. […]

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AIP work permit applications can now be done online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:53:38 +0000

Canada’s immigration department is now accepting online applications for work permits under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) program. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started accepting applications for AIP work permits as of today, August 17. Paper applications will be accepted until September 1, 2020. The AIP offers a pathway to permanent residence for foreign […]

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Atlantic Canada lost fewest jobs due to coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:44:36 +0000

The closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 was devastating for the Canadian labour market, but the country’s employment rate rebounded in June. Recent figures provided in the June issue of BMO’s Labour Market Card suggest that Canada has now recovered 41 per cent of the jobs lost due to the coronavirus […]

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New Brunswick pushing for more immigrants

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:26:30 +0000

The Premier of New Brunswick wants to increase the province’s population to one million in 2040. Premier Blaine Higgs brought up the province’s aging population and labour market shortage during an annual “state of the province” speech, the Canadian Press reports. The premiere referred to the province’s population growth strategy released this past summer, which […]

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Atlantic Canada is experiencing an immigration revolution

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:56:52 +0000

Between 2011 and 2016, Atlantic Canada experienced the weakest population growth in the country. This was due in part to the region’s low intake of immigrants.  Population growth is important to promoting the economic growth that is necessary for maintaining high living standards in Atlantic Canada. Recognizing this, the four Atlantic provinces — Newfoundland and […]

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