The immigration authorities of Nova Scotia province have declared that a record number of immigrants received their nominations through Provincial Nominee Program in 2017. According to a calculation, more than 1,400 immigrants received such nominations during this particular year.
These nominations by Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) fall under the five immigration streams mentioned below.
The Category B of NSNP’s Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream was one of the most active components in the year 2017. This program received applications in 2017 for three times.
In order to apply for this first-come, first-served immigration category, the applicant didn’t require a job offer. On the contrary, such a candidate must provide a paid work experience for not less than one year. This experience should relate to the Nova Scotia’s opportunity occupations.
Nova Scotia also mentions the arrival of new 200 immigrants along with their families during the year 2017. These immigrants came through an innovative Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). This program is a part of region-based immigration partnership, which came into limelight during 2017. The partners for this program include the federal government and the governments of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a whole, Nova Scotia welcomed over 4,000 newcomers in 2017, which is still lower than the total intake of 5,500 in 2016.
Lena Metlege Diab, the Immigration Minister, shares her thoughts in the following words.
“Helping newcomers immigrate and build lives here in Nova Scotia is a priority for the department and its settlement partners,”