The past year has been a great year both for Nova Scotia and its immigration aspirants. The lush province invited more than 4,000 new immigrants in the year 2017. This figure is unique for the province as ‘highest’ since the birth of its provincial program. In the words of immigration Minister, Lena Metlege Diab, ‘2017 was another successful year for immigration in Nova Scotia, helping newcomers immigrate and build lives here in Nova Scotia is a priority for the department and its settlement partners. It is key to growing the province and its economy and I look forward to continuing this work in the New Year.”
The Government of Nova Scotia nominated 1,400 applicants through Provincial Nominee Program and about 200 applicants along with their families through Atlantic immigration pilot Project. Apart from these, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration also joined the Nova Scotia Health Authority at an international job fair in the United Kingdom to help recruit international physicians to work and live in the province.
“It has been an extraordinarily busy and rewarding year for the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia,” said Gerry Mills, the association's executive director. “We have served more clients this year than ever before and we look forward to serving more clients in 2018 and working with our partners on the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.”
Another interesting fact that could be the probable reason for this tremendous growth is that the attitude of Nova Scotians towards immigrants is on a shift. Various surveys indicates that Nova Scotians now think that:
a) Immigrants are making Nova Scotia a better place to live in
b) Immigration is the real factor behind growth of Nova Scotia economy
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