Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was launched in March 2017. The main goal of the program is to attract and retain skilled immigrants and international graduates to meet the labour force needs of the Atlantic region and to drive the economic growth of four Atlantic provinces. In 2017, only 80 first candidates got the PR in Canada. In 2018, their number grew to 1,415 immigrants. As of August 31, 2,660 newcomers came to Canada via the AIPP in 2019. 45.5% of all AIPP immigrants went to New Brunswick, who is the main beneficiary of the pilot. Nova Scotia admitted 33.2% of the total AIPP immigrants. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador received 11% and 10.3% immigrants, respectively. Since the launch of the pilot, Atlantic Immigration Pilot has brought 4,150 immigrants to Canada.