The Nova Scotian Government seemed to be active in accepting & approving immigration applications which led Nova Scotia create a record number of approved applications in 2018. Nova Scotia has also stated that it is taking necessary steps to welcome an increased number of new permanent residents this year.
Nova Scotia during the year 2018 approved 2,272 applications from immigration candidates, which is definitely an increase in the number when compared to 1,651 approvals during the year 2017. The split up for the 2,272 approved applications are 1400 from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program and the rest 872 belong to Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program allows the Nova Scotian Government to nominate a fixed number of candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence who the government feels eligible to obtain a Canadian PR.
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program is a program that is taken care together by the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador) and the Canadian federal government. This program allows the provinces to take in international workers for positions that were not able to be filled locally.
Number of Immigrants Settling in Nova Scotia Expected to Create a Record:
The Nova Scotian province is considering immigration as a serious factor for the province’s population growth and the immigration count has only been increasing for the past three years taking the number of residents to 964,693 as of October 1st.
Nova Scotia also reported that between the periods of January 1 and October 31st 2018, a huge number of 5,225 newcomers made their way into the province and the possibilities of exceeding 2016’s record of 5,485 arrivals have increased.
The Nova Scotian Government is continuously working and taking the necessary steps to improve the province’s immigration count under its various immigration programs. To know more about Nova Scotia and its immigration programs, get in touch with us now!