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What is the Atlantic Immigration Pilot?

Nov 6, 2018

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot or AIP was launched in March 2017 by the federal government in response to the population challenges faced by all of the Atlantic Provinces. It is an employer-driven program that enables 2000 additional newcomers to make their way to, or remain in, the Atlantic Provinces for each of the next three…

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Why is immigration so important to Cape Breton?

Nov 6, 2018

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) has been experiencing a population decline since the early 1960’s but for the first number of years the decline was quite modest. For example, between 1965 (when CBRM had a population of 130,000) and 1985, the CBRM’s population declined by approximately 6,000 people. Unfortunately, in recent years, an increasing…

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How was the Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration founded?

Nov 6, 2018

The Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration opened its doors on April 1, 2016. The Centre, funded by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, was a response to the results of the Rural Urban Task Force led by Cape Breton University (CBU). This 2014-2015 Task Force, was created to examine Cape Breton’s population crisis, and,…

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