The PEI province is growing at the quickest rate in the nation, a recent study has unveiled. For the 4th year in a series, immigration has been the first reason for the province’s significant population increase. Based on forecasts from Statistics Canada, the province in the Atlantic region is on target to rise by another 1.5% subsequent year.
Immigration remains to be the primary factor for PEI’s population increase with the province of PEI having welcomed nearly 2,000 newcomers per year, in the preceding four years. Last year, a sum of 2,267 immigrants had preferred PEI as their new home, an increase of 7.8% in relation to the preceding 12 months.
With the workforce has increased by 3.1% and the rate of unemployment currently remaining at 8.9%, the province is additionally hoping to hold immigrants in order to meet employment requirements.
Mary Hunter, PEI’s director of immigration, stated that if the local workforce isn’t available then immigration requirements to be there to complement those demands. She also stated that holding rates are at 77% for immigration by the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program.
The program of Atlantic Immigration Pilot started two years ago to bring skilled workers to Canada’s 4 Atlantic Provinces that are challenging labor deficits and an aging population, including PEI. To be eligible for the program, candidates are required to have an employment offer from a designated organization in an Atlantic province.
Those who have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience and good language skills in English or French may be suitable for Canadian immigration by the Express Entry system. Once appellants are allowed into the pool, they can present an Expression of Interest (E.O.I) to the P.E.I. PNP's Express Entry stream.
PEI’s present aim is to reach 160,000 by 2022, now it is the best time to take the initial step towards your Canada PR.
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