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Atlantic Canada: Immigration and Atlantic Provinces

atlantic canada: The joint federal-provincial program designated 2,000 spaces for the four Atlantic provinces in 2017, and the program will also run this year and the next, according to CBC. Nova Scotia had a quota of 792 spaces in 2017 but only filled 201 of those spots, said Suzanne Ley, the executive director of the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot launched in March 2017 and was designed to bring more skilled workers to Atlantic Canada by quickly identifying employers and reducing applicant processing time to six months or less. It's common in Year 1 for low uptake for immigration programs. MLAs on the standing committee on economic development listen to a presentation on immigration Thursday Robert Short/CBC In New Brunswick, however, the 2017 quota was 646 people and 487 foreign workers received job offers under the pilot. It's important to understand it can often take several years for a new immigration program to fully ramp up, Ley told the Nova Scotia Legislature's standing committee on economic development Thursday. ( As reported in the news.