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Labour Shortages: Atlantic Provinces and Settlement Plan

labour shortages: Launched last March, the project is aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants for the workforce, as a way of supporting population growth and addressing labour shortages, according to Metro News. Each of the Atlantic provinces designate employers that want to hire skilled immigrants, while newcomers get a job offer and an individualized settlement plan for them and their families. Provincial Immigration Minister Lena Diab said Thursday she remains optimistic the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project will be a wonderful tool, and she's confident Nova Scotia is doing the work needed to promote it. Diab's department said 279 Nova Scotia employers were designated and 201 candidates were endorsed in 2017. New Brunswick more than doubled Nova Scotia's output in 2017, prompting questions Thursday from the legislature's economic development committee. However, the province ran fourth regionally in meeting its 2017 targets after being given 792 of the 2,000 slots available under the federal-provincial program. ( As reported in the news.