More PNP immigrants coming to P.E.I. during three-year pilot project

A three-year immigration pilot project will see 2,000 more immigrants and their families come to Atlantic Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot was announced Monday in Prince Edward Island following a joint meeting of the four Atlantic premiers together with federal cabinet ministers Lawrence MacAulay, John McCallum, Scott Brison, Navdeep Bains, Dominic LeBlanc and Judy Foote.

Immigration Minister John McCallum says he has heard loud and clear the Atlantic provinces wanted increases to current caps on immigration.

“I understand the need, I understand the desire, and we as a government are responding to it,” McCallum said.