The details of an exciting new Canadian immigration program, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, have been announced. Through this program, around 2,000 newcomers may submit an application for permanent residence in 2017. The pilot program is set to last for three years, and involves the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
First announced on July 4, 2016, the plan is part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy. However, full details of the program were only revealed on January 27, 2017. Applications will be accepted as of March, 2017.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program has been designed to improve the settlement process for newcomers, by ensuring that economic immigrants that arrive through the program have a job offer from a designated employer and a settlement plan for themselves and their family, if applicable.
There are three categories within the pilot program:
Employers who wish to participate must be screened by the province(s) in question before they may hire through the program.
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