Atlantic Immigration Program

On March 4th, 2022, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Sean Fraser announced the launch of the new Atlantic Immigration Program. Applications for this program will start on March 6, 2022.

Why is immigration important?

Immigration is a source of economic support for Canada as it contributes to a majority of the labor growth. Presently, immigration is necessary for the Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.  These provinces are experiencing labor and demographics gaps which can be filled by immigration.

What is the Atlantic Immigration Program?

The Atlantic Immigration Program will help bring foreign skilled workers to Atlantic Canada. Under this program, applicants can submit a Permanent Resident application if they have a valid job offer from a designated Atlantic Canadian business. This program will act as a pathway for clients to get their permanent residence to work and reside in the Atlantic Provinces.

Through the pilot program, 12,700 individuals have been welcomed to Canada. Roughly 9,800 jobs from the key labor sectors have been offered to applicants. Additionally, more than 90% of those individuals are still living in Canada a year later. Based on this success Canada had decided to put an end to the pilot and launch the new Atlantic Immigration Program.

Moving Forward

Through the success of the Pilot program Canada was able to launch a new program for permanent residence in Atlantic Canada. This new program will help boost economic growth through skilled workers. Moving forward Canada will continue to work hard to provide immigration opportunities for prospective newcomers.

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Reference: Immigration, R. and C. C. (2022, March 4). Launching the Atlantic Immigration Program to drive economic growth and attract skilled workers. Retrieved March 7, 2022, from