The Halifax Partnership’s Connector Program is an informal networking program that matches immigrants and local, as well as international, graduates in the Halifax Regional Municipality with community leaders and local businesses. A connectee is a highly-qualified individual, ready to get started in the business world. Meetings with connectors are...

Celebrations for African Heritage Month started today, beginning with the provincial launch and poster unveiling at Province House with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc and Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, Tony Ince. The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family and Community is this year’s theme, and recognizes...

I had the honour of speaking on behalf of the Premier at My Halifax Experience’s Most Inspiring Immigrants in the Maritimes awards at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax. I know how the Premier feels about our wonderful immigration system. We have always been an example to the...

It was an honour to attend the Canadian Citizenship Ceremony today at Pier 21 with my colleagues, including Premier Stephen McNeil. I know our new family members will bring an abundance of vibrant ideas, culture and perspective that we have always cherished in our country. I have...

On Thursday morning, I was listening to CBC Radio as they listed the names and stories of the five Iranian women who never made it back to Halifax; They were the victims of Flight PS 752; 176 people lost their lives in a plane crash...

In 2019, the Province experienced its fastest employment growth since 2004, and almost half of the annual job growth is attributable to improved employment for youth. Also, during that year, the unemployment rate averaged at 7.2 per cent; The lowest unemployment rate since the early 1970s. The...

I am happy to share the following update on protected lands in Nova Scotia. On January 10th, my colleague and Environment Minister, Gordon Wilson launched public consultations on six new protected areas. Minister Wilson went on to say that such protected areas help preserve natural habitats and...

I had a great time at my first Coffee and Conversation of 2020! I was visited by Donick Abad, a mortgage broker with Mortgage Alliance, and Joey Moreno, who takes care of video and photography. Both Donick and Joey are part of the East Coast Filipino Portal through Settle...

Congratulations to the Veritas Catholic Book Store, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. A beautiful mass and meal were prepared at St. Agnes Church, where past and present volunteers attended; The meal featured African cuisine and decor put together by Veritas volunteer, Toria Aidoo. Therese Bianchini, wife of the...

The province is setting records for the year of 2019, as Nova Scotia finds new ways to target workers in sectors with the greatest need. Furthermore, Nova Scotia’s population is not only getting younger, but it is at an all-time high. The Office of Immigration works...