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Year Hussen: Atlantic Canada

year hussen: The number of employers who are participating in the program in Nova Scotia has doubled this year Hussen said, according to The Chronicle Herald. There may be an announcement coming soon to increase the allocation for Atlantic Canada. Despite an initially slow uptake, Hussen told The Chronicle Herald that interest in the program has been so high that provinces are well on the way to meeting their allocations at the year's halfway point, prompting him to consider a bump in quotas. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot was announced in July 2016 as part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy, and officially launched in March 2017. The target for the entire Atlantic region for 2018 is 2,000, and to date more than 1,800 graduates and skilled immigrants have been provincially endorsed to participate in the pilot, Hussen's office confirmed. The program initially aimed for up to 2,000 additional primary immigrant applicants and their families in 2017, and last fall the federal government confirmed that the program would continue and double to an allocation of 4,000 by 2020. ( As reported in the news.