Nova Scotia targeting French speaking immigrants

Representatives from Nova Scotia are attending an immigration recruitment event in France and Belgium this month to meet with Francophones who are interested in living and working in the province.

The move comes as part of an overall Canadian initiative to enhance Francophone immigration across the country.

Lena Metlege Diab, the province’s Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, is leading the mission.

“As Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie I am responsible for strengthening the French language in Nova Scotia and I have made Francophone immigration a priority,” said Ms. Metlege Diab. “Attraction of Francophone immigrants is one way we are working together.

“I look forward to working closely with Francophone employers, and our community and settlement partners to build and strengthen Francophone communities.”Sunset at the Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove near Halifax, Nova Scotia - Emigrate2

Employers and regional economic development partners attending the event include Le Petit Voilier, Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Halifax Partnership, Cape Breton Partnership, Western Regional Enterprise Network and Lunenburg County.

Immigration is making a positive difference across Nova Scotia. The Office of Immigration welcomed just under 10,000 new residents through the Provincial Nominee Program over the past two years and continues their work to help address labour gaps.

Meetings with potential immigrants are being held in Paris today and tomorrow, before moving on to Brussels on 17th November, in Liege and Namur, Belgium on 19th November and in Lille, France on 20th November.

Article published 14th November 2018