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Immigrants: Nominee Program

immigrants: It's been a positive experience thus far, for sure, said Baker, according to The Chronicle Herald. The changes to the entrepreneurship stream of the nominee program came into effect earlier this year and were intended to get more immigrants to start businesses and put down roots in P.E.I. communities other than Charlottetown, Stratford and Cornwall, where immigrants have tended to settle. Geoff Baker, Kensington's chief administrative officer, said recently that in the two months since the changes came into effect, he's done 16 interviews with potential immigrants interested in getting a letter of endorsement from the Town of Kensington. Prior to the program changes, the provincial nominee program operated on a first-in, first-out system. Unlike the previous system, people applying to the program can now seek endorsements from a list of Island municipalities. It now uses a ranked system, where top-scoring applicants are invited to proceed within the program. ( As reported in the news.