Ottawa allows Nova Scotia to welcome 40 percent more economic immigrants in 2022 – Halifax

The federal government is allowing Nova Scotia to increase the number of economic immigrants to the province this year by more than 40 percent compared to last year.

Ottawa’s new assignments to the province were recently confirmed in a letter to Provincial Minister for Labour, Skills and Immigration Jill Balser.

Nova Scotia may welcome a total of 5,430 applicants to two economic immigration programs this year, up from 3,857 in 2021.

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The new goals will open 400 more slots in the Provincial Nominee Program and 1,173 more slots in the Atlantic Immigration Program. Ottawa has also committed to expanding its immigration goals for the province over the next three years.

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Both programs are available to individuals who meet the job needs of employers and want a path to permanent residence.

Nova Scotia welcomed 9,025 new permanent residents in 2021, a record number that exceeded the previous high by 19%.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 16, 2022.

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