Prince Edward Island’s immigration officials do not agree with the perception that newcomers arriving in the Atlantic Canadian province leave it after a while. Statistics Canada report indicates that the retention rate of the PEI for the years of 2014-2019 was only 28.1 percent. PEI officials claim that this figure paints an inaccurate picture of immigration to Prince Edward Island. Jeff Young, director at the province’s Office of Immigration stated that the PEI has made many changes to the immigration programs and now has a much higher retention rate.
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