Immigrants who come to Atlantic Canada through the four-year-old Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) are more likely to stay in those provinces than those who arrive through any of the other economic immigration programs, a report reveals.

In its Evaluation of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot report released late last year, the research and evaluation branch of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada note the AIP has been particularly successful at retaining immigrants in Atlantic Canada.

"Retention within the first year in Canada was highest among AIP principal applicant respondents, with 94 per cent reporting that they were living in Atlantic Canada at the time of the survey, compared to 88 per cent for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-Express Entry principal applicants and 86 per cent for PNP principal applicants," write the authors of the report.

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