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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Canada invites 668 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:03:21 +0000

The Government of Canada has released the details of this week’s Express Entry draw, inviting 668 candidates to apply for permanent residence. Invitations were received on March 18, however official details of the draw were released today, March 20. This draw brings the total number of invitations to apply (ITAs) to 19,368 issued so far […]

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Canada to welcome up to 390,000 immigrants in 2022

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:33:26 +0000

Canada will welcome more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. This was unveiled today in the federal government’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan. Canada continues its approach to gradually increase immigration levels. This is likely to give stakeholders time to adequately plan to support a larger population. Whereas Canada welcomed 320,000 […]

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There are jobs in smaller cities for new immigrants to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:21:20 +0000

Over the past twenty years, Canada has sought to encourage more immigrants to move to its smaller cities. The main tool it has used to pursue this goal has been the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The PNP enables provinces and territories across the country to develop their own eligibility criteria for economic class immigrants and […]

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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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Canadian business association calls federal government to address labour shortages

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:09:43 +0000

Canada’s private sector job vacancy rate is maintaining record high levels, and a non-profit business organization is calling for all political parties in the upcoming Canadian federal election to take measures to tackle the labour shortage. The average job vacancy rate in Canada has been at 3.2 per cent for four consecutive quarters, according to […]

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Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” population growth in decades

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 20:04:02 +0000

Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, says a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.   The three provinces, collectively known as Canada’s Maritime provinces, have been the focus of intensive efforts to attract and retain skilled foreign workers and their families […]

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New Brunswick village builds new subdivision to house influx of foreign workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 17:42:50 +0000

A shortage of skilled labour in the province of New Brunswick has led the J.D. Irving company and the Village of Chipman to take a unique step to help much-needed foreign workers and their families get settled.  With affordable housing in short supply in the village of around 1,000 people, J.D. Irving (JDI) and Chipman’s […]

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