Nova Scotia has welcomed 10,000 new residents since Jan. 1, 2018. The increase has meant that our provinces population reached a new all-time high at the beginning of 2019, and there are now 965,382 Nova Scotians living here. Last year also saw record-breaking immigration numbers,...

In response to recommendations made by the pressure injury working group, supported by the Expert Advisory Panel on Long-term Care, our government is making it easier to access specialized long-term care equipment. More information will also be made available about the sector. An investment of...

March 20th was the 32nd International Day of La Francophonie, a celebration of French language and francophone culture. Here in Nova Scotia La Francophonie is an important celebration for our Acadian community, and Lena Metlege Diab, the Acadian Affairs and Francophonie Minister, said "Our Acadian and...

A new pilot program will help up to 80 students get ready for careers in Nova Scotia's growing technology sector. The province, IBM, and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are partnering to offer the Technology Advantage Program inspired by IBM's Pathways in Technology Early College High...

Staff from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons are heading back to the United Kingdom (U.K.) to continue efforts to recruit more doctors to the province. Also joining the upcoming recruitment mission will be...

Our government introduced changes to the Pension Benefits Act on March 12 to support greater flexibility in managing defined-benefit plans in addition to removing barriers for employers so they can continue to offer them. Our government asked employees, employers and other interested parties back in September...

Employment in Nova Scotia reached a new high of 466,500 this February, continuing eight consecutive months of growth, according to Statistics Canada. This represents a continuation of year-over-year job growth. The unemployment rate fell another 1.5 percentage points since February 2018 to an unprecedented 6.4 per...

Government and the Youth Project are teaming up to create safe, inclusive and welcoming school environments for LGBTQ2+ students across the province. The three-year, $750,000 investment will support the Youth Project - an LGBTQ2+ advocacy group - to deliver programs, training and workshops for youth, teachers...

Victims of sexual assault will now have access to free legal representation to challenge applications to have their past sexual history considered as part of the evidence in criminal court cases. Nova Scotia will be among the first provinces to respond to a recent federal legislative...

Changes to the Emergency 911 Act, introduced March 5th, will help make more services available to Nova Scotians during emergencies and severe weather events. This may include providing comfort centres with satellite phones or helping provide enhanced cell phone charging services for citizens during prolonged...