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Pilot Program: Endorsement Applications and Nova Scotia

pilot program: So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed, according to The Chronicle Herald. The Chronicle Herald took a look at the province's numbers back in November. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. At the time, 253 employers had been designated but only 170 endorsement applications had been approved, compared to New Brunswick's 338, and only a fraction of Nova Scotia's total 2017 allocation of around 800 slots had been utilized. I think, with anything, this is a new immigration pathway and it takes time for employers and businesses to realize that they can actually use it and to make that determination and decide to use it, Diab said. Nova Scotia's Immigration Minister Lena Diab said word is spreading among employers and the province is on target to meet its 2018 allocation. ( As reported in the news.