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Program: Immigration Department and Employment Gaps

program: The rest come through federal programs, according to Toronto Star. There is a continued need for the PNP, said the evaluation by the Immigration Department. Today, more than a quarter of economic immigrants come through the provincial program, up from just 10 per cent a decade ago. The program spreads the benefits of immigration beyond major cities and helps fill local employment gaps. It favours international students and migrant workers who are already established in those provinces. The nominee program has become a key mechanism to attract new immigrants to the Atlantic and Prairie provinces over the years because of the speedy processing promised by Ottawa in comparison to other immigration programs, and its focus on in-demand skills rather than university education and language requirements. ( As reported in the news.