The Canadian Government has increased the number of skilled immigrants and their family who are eligible for obtaining the Canada permanent residency through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) in 2018 by 500. The total allotment in 2018 is now 2,500.
Canada’s Minister of IRCC, Ahmed Hussen said, the increase reflects “the significant use [of] and interest in” the AIPP from businesses in the four provinces of Canada in 2018.
Hussen told to the reporters on 10th July that, “the provinces of Canada told that they need more space to ensure their capability to have more people they need to grow their economy and businesses right in Atlantic Canada.
Hussen said, as of 31st May 2018, there were 1,000 employers who are designated under the 1-year-old Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program. They allowed approved employers to recruit the skilled foreign workers who have work experience to fill up the labour force gaps and to track them and their families for Canada PR. These 1,000 employers were double the number of employers in 2017. Now in 2018, 2,000 job offers are already issued by them to the eligible international graduates of universities in the Atlantic Canada region and the skilled immigrants.
2017 was the project’s inaugural year which issued only 250 job offers. This year is a significant improvement over 2017. IRCC has received 900 applications for Canada permanent residence through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program since the time it was introduced.
The admission targets which are set for 2018 is 1,000. The admission targets set for 2019 and 2020 are 2,000 and 4,000. To get eligible for AIPP, foreign workers must have at least one-year work experience in any occupation designated Skill Type (NOC O, A, or B) and must have a full-time job offer from a designated employer.
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