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Immigration Process: Minister Sonny and Development Stage

immigration process: But Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant said the specifics of those changes are still in the development stage, according to CBC. Identifying communities' needs First, Gallant says the province wants to hear from the business and community leaders, who have been appointed by cabinet to the four regional councils. Up to this point, there just hasn't been a great push to bring immigrants to rural P.E.I.'- Sonny Gallant, P.E.I. minister of workforce and advanced learning Starting this fall, the government plans to change its immigration process, allowing preference for immigrants seeking to establish in rural areas. They'll be out there seeing the needs in their communities, said Gallant. CBC News Gallant said later this summer, after working with the councils, the province will issue a request for proposals for Island agents, who'll work overseas to promote P.E.I., including business and job opportunities in rural areas. They can tell us about the potential of a new business startup or someone buying a business in their community, which would create some new employment and bring people to rural P.E.I. As part of its population growth strategy, the P.E.I. government has set a goal to attract more immigrants to rural areas. ( As reported in the news.