Atlantic Canada: An increasingly important immigration destination

CIC News
Published: September 29, 2008

With smaller cities and a lower profile, Atlantic Canada traditionally has not seen large influxes of newcomers to Canada.  Recent initiatives have somewhat altered this trend, as immigrant communities are becoming established and are growing.  However, the rate of immigration is not high enough to satisfy regional governments, who are facing the challenges of aging populations, low birth rates, and chronic labour shortages.  To effectively manage these issues and plan for the future, Atlantic provincial governments have banded together to build a regional immigration policy to expand the Atlantic work force.

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