Immigration in Nova Scotia hit a new high as 5,645 newcomers arrived in 2018, thanks to the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
Launched in March 2017, the program allows employers to fast-track the citizenship of their immigrant employees, allowing more immigrants working in Nova Scotia to become citizens.
Most of the program’s 792 spots were vacant in 2017, but all were filled in 2018. An additional 80 spots were added from Newfoundland and Labrador.
The program now has 1,073 newcomers endorsed to come to Nova Scotia, including 246 who are currently permanent residents there.