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Nova Scotia: Cent and Atlantic Canada

nova scotia: The report is prepared by the Public Policy Forum, an Ottawa-based think tank with ties to business and government, according to CTV. It says increasing immigration won't work for Atlantic Canada unless people choose to stay. The report entitled The People Imperative will be released Wednesday at a one-day summit on immigration and revitalization, being held in Fredericton. Right now the region has the lowest immigration retention rates in the country. No province outside Atlantic Canada has a retention rate below 80 per cent. Nova Scotia has a five-year immigrant retention rate between 2011-2015 of 72 per cent, while Newfoundland and Labrador is at 56 per cent, New Brunswick is at 52 per cent, and P.E.I. is at just 18 per cent. ( As reported in the news.