Atlantic Provinces of Canada Gaining Popularity Among Immigrants

Statistics Canada recently released a report based on newcomers choosing provinces to settle down. The report was put together after an extensive study conducted which comprised analyzing both their first year and five years after arriving in Canada. The conclusion of this report was that most of the newcomers chose to stay in the Atlantic provinces of Canada. This data is from the 2022 Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB). 

Are immigrants choosing to stay in the Atlantic provinces?

Upon taking a look at the report, we can see that most of the immigrants are making their abodes in the Atlantic regions of Canada. The Atlantic provinces of Canada are- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador

Other than these provinces, three more provinces saw great retention rates, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Such information helps you decide which province would be the best to move to. Now, let’s talk about which immigration programs may help you settle down in Canada in these popular provinces. 

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The most specific immigration program to move to the Atlantic provinces of Canada is the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP). This particular program helps invite international skilled workers and international graduates to work in specific Canadian provinces. 

As mentioned above, the Atlantic region of Canada is seeing a growth in the retention rates of newcomers choosing to settle there. This helps provinces deal with their labor shortage as well. 

Other than the Atlantic Immigration Program, you must have heard about Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, Family Sponsorship, etc. Let’s talk about them briefly below. 

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    Express Entry – This is the fastest way to immigrate to Canada. Skilled workers with adequate work experience and high language proficiency can opt for Express Entry. 

    Provincial Nominee Program – This is the second most popular immigration program in Canada after Express Entry. PNPs help provinces and territories of Canada invite international workers and graduates to grow local economies. Necessary candidates with eligible work experience, language proficiency, and educational background may be able to immigrate to the country through a PNP. 

    Family Sponsorship – Canadian permanent residents and citizens are able to sponsor their eligible family members and relatives to get residency through the Family Sponsorship program.

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    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati Chaurasia

    Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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