Nova Scotia Continues to See Record Population Increase

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, with 5,970 new permanent residents choosing to call our province home

“revitalizing our communities and helping Nova Scotia businesses prosper”

Immigration allocations for 2019 have been increased by a total of 454 new spaces. This  includes 254 more endorsements under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, recently extended by the Federal Government.

“We have made strengthening our population and economy through immigration a priority,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “The momentum we are seeing is critical to revitalizing our communities and helping Nova Scotia businesses prosper.” ¬†

“We will continue working closely with our partners in immigration on priorities including rural immigration and retention, attracting international students and developing new and innovative programs that help businesses fill labour market needs,” she added.

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration approved the admittance of 2,272 people into the province, surpassing both the Provincial Nominee Program and Atlantic Immigration Pilot 2018 allocations.

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