health care: The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project AIPP has great potential, but businesses across the region need encouragement to buy in, according to The Chronicle Herald. Immigration numbers growing under pilot How Atlantic Canada's businesses are trying to attract immigrants The Atlantic provinces need more people. The growth strategy has a number of moving parts, but immigration has been a central cog. Our demographic trends continue to be worrisome as the population of the region gets older and shrinks. The resulting strain on governments' ability to provide health care, education and other vital services will force taxes higher with fewer people bearing the load. The impact of these trends on our labour force and the economy will be significant in the years ahead. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.