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Posted on December 12 2022

Nova Scotia immigration sets a record; newcomers in 2022 up by 55 percent

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Nova Scotia outperforms its own annual immigrant count by 55.4 percent

  • Nova Scotia is on track to welcome more than 14,200 new immigrants in 2022
  • From January to September 2022, Nova Scotia welcomed 10,670 new immigrants
  • In 2022, Nova Scotia will set a new record for the highest increase in the number of immigrants in a Canadian province (55.4 percent)
  • Nova Scotia plans to issue 12,853 study permits by the end of the year

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Nova Scotia Immigration numbers hiked in 2022

It's amazing to hear that Nova Scotia had a 55.4 percent increase in new immigrants in the province when compared to 2021. This was revealed by IRCC in a data published recently. This province has thus already made a new record for the highest increase in the number of new immigrants in a Canadian province in a year.

From what IRCC has reported, it’s understood that Nova Scotia already has brought in 10,670 new immigrants in the months from January to September 2022. On this track, the province is projected to invite 14,227 new permanent residents in the province.

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The inside scoop of Nova Scotia immigration in 2022

Nova Scotia had an amazing year in 2022. Canadian Minister Ava Czapalay shared some interesting details about the province’s immigration run in 2022. She stated that out of the 83,000 applications for immigration received through Destination Canada fairs. The fair is a must-attend online event for permanent/temporary Canada immigration.

Out of these applications, 5,000 were shortlisted by selecting the profiles that were of those people who were qualified enough to help Nova Scotia develop its economy.

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Here are some more facts about Nova Scotia’s immigration in 2022:

  • By the end of 2022, Nova Scotia PNP (Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program) could register a 181 percent growth.
  • The total number of immigrants expected to arrive through NSPNP pathways in 2022 is 6,407. This will be 4,127 more immigrants than the number in 2021.
  • Another noteworthy performance is that of the AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program). By the close of 2022, AIP is projected to end up inviting 8.4 percent more permanent residents in Canada than in 2021.
  • The raging rise of the FSW immigration stream in Nova Scotia is phenomenal with 406.7 percent growth in newcomers in the province.
  • Compared to just 50 new immigrants who arrived in Nova Scotia in 2021 through FSW, in 2022, the number is projected to touch 253 by the end of 2022.
  • Talking about the TR-PR pathway, what is expected by the end of 2022, is that there will be an increase of 89.1 percent compared to 2021. Learn more about TR to PR pathway by visiting “Sean Fraser presents the plan for new TR to PR Canada immigration pathway”.
  • Now about the number of new immigrants arriving in Nova Scotia by the end of 2022 through family sponsorship programs. Their number is expected to be up by 46.1 percent with 1,067 newcomers, compared to 2021.
  • Let’s not forget study permits that will bring international students to Nova Scotia, potentially future permanent residents. It’s expected that there will be 29.1 percent more of them in Nova Scotia by the end of 2022. In numbers, this will come to 12,853.
  • Guess which other pathway to Nova Scotia is ready to create a new record?! It’s the IMP (International Mobility Program). Counting on the trend in the first nine months of 2022, there could be 7,780 work permits issued in Nova Scotia under the IMP. That would make it 1.8 percent more than in 2021.
  • The number of foreign nationals arriving in Nova Scotia through TFWP (Temporary Foreign Workers Program) in 2022 could be 3,947 by the end of the year.

Also read: Action plan for more francophones through immigration to Nova Scotia

The bottom line

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is doing a phenomenal job at giving more and more skilled immigrants an ideal place to immigrate and build a life and career. The provincial government is already planning to dish out a CAD1.6 billion capital plan for the construction sector. Hiring will be up significantly in the sectors of finance, services, accommodation, and real estate.

You are just a step away from taking your opportunity to immigrate to Nova Scotia. There, a promising career and life are waiting for you!

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