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March 16, 2019 By Jaqueline Blake

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen said in an interview with CBC that the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) has been most successful in the province of New Brunswick.

“New Brunswick was always ahead of the game,” said Hussen. “I think they understood faster than the other provinces the capacity and potential of this program to address the particular labour market and skills shortage requirements right here in New Brunswick.”

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) connects employers in Canada’s Atlantic (Maritime) provinces with prospective skilled workers who are interested to move to Canada. The participating provinces being Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Prince Edward Island (PEI). The application processing time is less than 6 months in AIPP.

The AIPP came into effect in 2017, and since then, the province of New Brunswick has brought almost 1,500 new immigrants to Canada which is greater than the total number of immigrants brought to Canada by any other Atlantic province. In the year 2018 alone, the province brought a total of 780 new immigrants to Canada, and most of them brought with them their family members also.

“New Brunswickers have in their DNA a welcoming spirit and the understanding of the power of immigration to enhance the … local community’s economy, culture and the diversity here,” said Hussen. “I am very very impressed with what’s going on on the ground.”

To read more about the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) and its derivatives, click here.

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