Atlantic provinces want to send workers where there are no jobs

Some unfounded optimism emerged from Prince Edward Island this month, from the meeting of four Atlantic premiers and five federal ministers. Immigrants shall come, they said, and they shall “drive economic growth” and “sustained prosperity” in the region.Specifically, a pilot program will assign 2,000 more immigrants each year across the four provinces. In doing so they acknowledged that the region has had outward migration to other provinces for decades. The case of Newfoundland and Labrador is the most severe, with a net loss since the 1970s equivalent to 24 per cent of the current population.Between 2014 and 2015, the total

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