Fraser talks about Atlantic Growth Strategy and Atlantic Immigration Pilot at Antigonish Chamber of Commerce dinner

Posted at 10:41 am on March 17, 2017 | Filed Under: News

The President’s Dinner and Annual General Meeting for the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce was held last night at the Keating Centre. The evening featured guest

Central Nova MP Sean Fraser, speaking to the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce

speaker and MP for Central Nova, Sean Fraser.


Fraser outlined the key attributes of the new Atlantic Growth Strategy, highlighting key elements that will assist in the development of his riding, and the Atlantic Provinces as a whole. Fraser says helping businesses develop is a key trait of the strategy:



Fraser discussed the newly unveiled Atlantic Immigration Pilot; a plan to bring 6,000 skilled immigrants and international students to the Atlantic region in order to fill jobs. The program hopes to make it simpler to keep skilled immigrants by offering permanent residency. Fraser says the new plan will help businesses develop:




Fraser says this program is a win-win for Atlantic Canada. In one regard, it creates a pathway to permanent residency for those seeking a home in Canada. It also allows employers to fill jobs within the region