The Canadian Immigration is helping drive the fastest population growth in decades in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick say a new report by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. These three provinces are collectively known as Maritime Provinces that have been the focus of intensive efforts and retain skilled foreign workers and their families in recent years.
Prince Edward Island known as PEI has experienced what APEC described as an incredible population growth rate of two percent year over year since 2016.
The report also says that net international immigration was the biggest contributor to these results in PEI “with the province recording the largest number of new immigrants in Canada in 2016-18, relative to the size of its population.”
Nova Scotia posted an average growth rate of 0.8 percent during the same period that the council said was the fastest since the mid-1980s.
New Brunswick averaged an annual growth rate of 0.5 percent, the highest since the early 1990s.
Newfoundland and Labrador was the only province in Atlantic Canada to register a negative growth rate with its population decreasing by 0.2 percent per year.
Provincial Nominee Programs are the fastest source of newcomers to the country!
According to the APEC report, provincial nominee programs brought 22,000 newcomers to the region between 2016 and 2018 making them “the biggest source of new immigrants.”
Provincial Nominee Programs or PNPs allow participating Canadian provinces to nominate a specified number of economic immigration candidates each year for permanent residence in Canada.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot was launched two years ago to attract international workers to the region has brought in an additional 1,600 new immigrants since late 2017.
These Canadian Provinces are huge contributors to the increase in population growth due to immigration.
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