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Atlantic Canada to invite 2000 new Immigrants through Provincial Nominee Programs

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 07, Jul 2016

visas default image The Atlantic Provinces in coordination with the Federal Government has announced to invite 2000 new skilled immigrants in the Atlantic Canada. The decision has been made in view of repeated requests for relaxation in caps.

A New Pilot Program

It’s a pilot program to lure the new immigrants in the region. This joint step from the government and Atlantic Provinces is expected to raise the number of immigrants in the region close to 50%. If this new Pilot Program becomes successful, the number of immigrants may get increased in the coming years. The step was announced after the meeting held at Prince Edward’s Island attended by premiers of all the four Atlantic Provinces along with Immigration Minister John McCallum and other officials. The immigration Minster said that the call for the rise in caps has been noted at federal level.

Atlantic Canada at a glance

Atlantic Canada is the crucial Canadian region that comprises four key provinces of Canada, i.e. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador as part. All these provinces have their separate Provincial Nominee Programs, i.e.

  • New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)
  • Prince Edward’s Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEIPNP)
See here the list of Provinces and their programs

The region needs Immigrants

The Atlantic Canada facing challenges in terms ageing population and shrinking workforce, and 2000 extra places would certainly make the difference in terms of addressing concerns of the all four provinces in the region.

The new Pilot Program will emphasize on allowing more new immigrants in the region and will focus on the retention of the existing immigrants in Atlantic Canada. The immigrants under the Pilot Program will be selected based on the demand of their skills in the various provinces of Atlantic Canada. It will work towards the growth and development of the economy of the region focusing on 5 key areas, i.e.
  • Trade and Investment
  • Innovation
  • Skilled Workforce and immigration
  • Clean growth and climate change
  • Infrastructure
How to avail this opportunity to move to Atlantic Canada?

If you wish to move to Canada to start a new life and career, you can get in touch with the certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue Immigration. The experts at Visas Avenue shall help you to apply in various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada, as soon as any program starts its application intake for this year or in 2017.

Moreover, you are assured of getting complete assistance in online profile creation, EOI submission, visa filing, documentation, resume rebuilding as per the local job market, and follow up of the visa application with the immigration office.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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