The province of Prince Edward Island in Canada, also known as the PEI, offers a very good opportunity to prospective immigrant workers for settling there. Though it is the smallest province of Canada in terms of size, it offers an exceptional quality of life and has various attractions. It is the birthplace of the confederation of Canada and is home to safe and close-knit communities.
The rural areas of the PEI are very good for settling down because they offer many job opportunities to the immigrants. The reason for this is the ageing population which is leading to a fall in the number of labourers.
As the requirement for a strong and skilled labour force is on the rise in the rural areas, the candidates applying for settlement in those areas are getting the first preference in the immigration process. The new provincial government plans are aiming towards providing easy and quick immigration to those who are willing to settle in the rural areas of PEI like Kings County and Prince County whose population has shrunk over the past ten years. At present, most of the immigrants are concentrating on Charlottetown which is the capital of the province.
It has been decided that four new advisory councils are going to advise the immigration officials of PEI about the specific labour requirements of the local businesses. This information is to be passed on to the immigration officials in different countries so that they can look for immigration candidates with the right skills and send them to PEI.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
This is an immigration program meant for the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, including PEI. This program has the aim of bringing in more than 2,000 immigrants to the PEI region every year. The program has divided the immigration process for the workers into three streams or categories which are as follows:
– Atlantic High Skilled Program (AHSP)- This is meant for candidates who have a full-time job offer with a year’s contract in the position levels O,A or B specified by the NOC or National Occupational Classification.