The PC Opposition is calling for a full-scale review of the province’s Provincial Nominee Program.
MLA’s hammered the MacLauchlan government during question period in the PEI Legislature Tuesday, following a scathing report of the PNP by the Canadian Press this past week.
Allegations of poor business practices among immigrant-owned companies, international employees having to return a percentage of their pay to business owners, fast tracking of immigrants for permanent residency into Canada, and millions of dollars in relinquished deposits to government coffers all contributed to the PC’s calling for a complete review of the program by the federal government.
Some immigration lawyers say more than half of last year’s participants in the program lost their 150-thousand-dollar deposit to the province after they didn’t open a business.
P-C Leader James Aylward says the province should not become financially addicted to the deposits it gets from immigrants who don’t stay on P-E-I or open a business.