Nova Scotia billboards aim to ‘set the record straight’ on immigration

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:38:51 +0000

New billboards around Halifax, Nova Scotia, are touting the benefits of immigration and international students in a bid to “get the facts out and set the record straight,” the city’s chamber of commerce says.  The initiative comes just two weeks after billboards reading “Say NO to mass immigration” appeared in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and […]

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New Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw invites 204 Express Entry candidates

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:12:28 +0000

Nova Scotia held its first Labour Market Priorities draw in three months on September 4, inviting 204 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.  The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to search Canada’s Express Entry pool for eligible candidates who match identified labour […]

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Nova Scotia immigrants open Canada’s first airport honesty shop

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:47:01 +0000

Two Canadian immigrants have set up an unattended kiosk in the international airport serving Halifax, Nova Scotia, where transactions are done in good faith.  Restauranteurs Najib Faris and Francesco Stara are pioneering the honesty shop concept at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. An honesty shop is a retail experience where there is no employee working the […]

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program continues province’s long history of welcoming immigrants

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:59:12 +0000

Perhaps no province is as deeply associated with immigration in the Canadian memory as is Nova Scotia.  The province — whose name is Latin for “New Scotland” — plays host to Pier 21, Canada’s equivalent to New York’s Ellis Island. In the span of less than 50 years, from 1928 to 1971, more than one […]

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Nova Scotia launches new immigration pilot for in-demand intermediate-skilled workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 17:57:50 +0000

Nova Scotia has unveiled a new three-year pilot stream for immigration candidates with an eligible job offer in one of its targeted intermediate-skilled occupations.  The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) said professions targeted by the new Occupation in Demand Stream are “in high labour market demand” in the province. The occupations are also subject to […]

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Nova Scotia set new immigration record in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:07:26 +0000

Nova Scotia welcomed a record 5,970 new permanent residents last year, the provincial government has announced.   The 2018 total was a gain of nearly 500 over the previous record of 5,485 set in 2016. The province’s Office of Immigration said more than 65 per cent of the new permanent resident landings in 2018 were approved through the […]

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Nova Scotia approved record number of immigration applicants in 2018

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:26:23 +0000

Nova Scotia approved a record number of applications from immigration candidates in 2018 and is on track to welcome more new permanent residents this year than ever before, the provincial government says.    The Atlantic Canada province approved 2,272 applications through its immigration programs this year, compared to 1,651 in 2017. “More immigrants have been approved to […]

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