Nova Scotia population at all-time high

Nova Scotia’s population reached a new all-time high at the beginning of 2019 at 965,382 people.

The new total is an increase of more than 10,000 new residents since 1st January, 2018. The increase is largely due to last year’s record-breaking immigration numbers with 5,970 new permanent residents choosing to call Nova Scotia home.

“We have made strengthening our population and economy through immigration a priority,” said Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister, Lena Metlege Diab. “The momentum we are seeing is critical to revitalising our communities and helping Nova Scotia businesses prosper.”

For 2019, the Federal Government has increased Nova Scotia’s immigration allocations by a total of 454 new spaces, a total which includes 254 more endorsements under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

“We will continue working closely with our partners in immigration on priorities including rural immigration and retention, attracting international students and developing new and innovative programs that help businesses fill labour market needs,” said Minister Diab.

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration surpassed both Provincial Nominee Program and Atlantic Immigration Pilot allocations in 2018 with 2,272 people approved by the province.

Article published 28th March 2019