The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program which will address gaps in PEI’s labour force by attracting skilled immigrants and international student graduates to the province.
Through the program, a total of 2,000 additional immigrant applications will be approved to come to the Atlantic region. Of these new immigrants, 120 are expected to be approved in PEI.
“The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is a welcome initiative in that it empowers employers looking to fill permanent labour shortages and skill gaps in their business,” said Pam Williams, President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, “Our members continue to identify access to skilled labour as a barrier to business. This program has the potential to attract more skilled immigrants to join PEI’s workforce and become residents of our province.”
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy and will officially launch across the region in early March. To learn more about the program and eligibility criteria, visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/atlantic/index.asp