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Casey: Nova Scotia and Program

casey: I had a call from an employer last week that was looking for a permanent employee under an immigration program and they didn't know about this program, Casey said, according to The Chronicle Herald. Following the meeting, Casey said he reached out to some employers in his riding who also weren't aware of the program. After a meeting with federal immigration officials last week, Casey said he learned that the number of employers officially designated for the program in rural Nova Scotia is lower than in the Halifax region. Casey also noted that, as reported by The Chronicle Herald earlier this month, New Brunswick seems to have a higher uptake for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project AIPP than Nova Scotia. He said the AIPP is the simplest way for employers to bring in skilled workers and the quickest way for immigrants to get permanent residency, but those benefits need to be better communicated. Casey said he sees huge potential in the program to fill labour needs and grow the population. ( As reported in the news.