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PEI's immigration policy cuts hurt businesses

Prince Edward Island's government policy to reduce immigration, aiming to manage population growth, is causing concerns for employers, impacting immigrant workers in the sales and service sector. Chambers of Commerce express disappointment at not being consulted and urge collaborative solutions. CEOs highlight significant disruptions in operations due to employee losses. While immigration is crucial for economic growth, the province faces housing shortages. Efforts to boost housing include strategies for affordable homes, acknowledging a crisis since 2018. The PEI Office of Immigration prioritizes skilled workers in high-demand sectors but excludes sales and service, which are crucial for economic vitality.

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