Province Finds Success with New Pilot Program

Immigration

March 31, 2017 4:07 PM

Employers in Nova Scotia are seizing the opportunity to participate in the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

Launched at the beginning of March, the program helps employers in the Atlantic region fill their labour gaps with foreign workers and international graduates.

About 120 companies have submitted applications to participate in the program in Nova Scotia, the first step in the process. Twelve employers have been designated so far, with another 50 companies expected to be designated by the end of next week.     

"This is a big opportunity for our province," said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. "The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is another tool employers can use to fill their labour gaps as they work to grow their businesses and the provincial economy.”

To learn more employers should contact the Office of Immigration at 1-877-292-9597 or email immigration@novascotia.ca.

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     Employers in Nova Scotia are seizing the opportunity to

participate in the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

     The new program helps employers in the Atlantic region fill

their labour gaps with foreign workers and international

graduates.

     About 120 companies have submitted applications to

participate in the program in Nova Scotia, the first step in the

process. Twelve employers have been designated so far, with

another 50 companies expected to be designated by the end of

next week.

     Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab says this is a big

opportunity for our province, giving employers another tool to

use to grow their businesses and the provincial economy.

     Employers should contact the Office of Immigration to learn

more.

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Media Contact: Kelly Bennett
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              Email: Kelly.Bennett@novascotia.ca