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Posted on December 12 2022

Nova Scotia immigration sets a new record in 2022, StatCan reports

By  Editor
Updated November 16 2023

Highlights: Nova Scotia immigration setting new records

  • Nova Scotia is setting new records in terms of welcoming newcomers in 2022
  • So far, in 2022, Nova Scotia has already welcomed 10,670 newcomers
  • The province is set to welcome over 14,000 new residents by the end of 2022
  • More individuals would be invited through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Abstract: Nova Scotia is creating new records by inviting a significant number of new immigrants in 2022.

According to the Statistics Canada reports, Nova Scotia is experiencing a banner year. Immigration in the Atlantic Canadian province is already breaking its previous records for the number of Canada PR or permanent residency it has issued this year.

In 2022, from January to September, 10,670 newcomers have been welcomed. The figure is more than the figures for previous years.

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If the immigration rate of the first 9 months of 2022 persists, Nova Scotia would be on track to welcome 14,227 newcomers by the end of the year.

It would be 55.5% or 5,042 more individuals settling in the province compared to the figures in 2021. Nova Scotia set a record in 2022 too by welcoming 9,155 newcomers.

The province could end the year with 181% growth in NSPNP or Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program with 6,407 newcomers.

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The AIP or Atlantic Immigration Program is having steady growth in 2022. It is projected that the closing figure would be 8.4% higher, at 2,900 newcomers compared to the previous year.

The FSWP or Federal Skilled Worker Program is growing by leaps and bounds. It has increased by 406.7% or 203 more new international individuals. It might wrap up with 253 newcomers in 2021.

In 2019, the FSWP welcomed 350 international individuals to migrate to Nova Scotia.

The TR-to-PR or Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident pathway which was valid for one time is will be inviting 1,740 immigrants through Canada PR visa.  It is an increase of 89.1% compared to last year.

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Family Sponsorships and Refugees increasing In Nova Scotia

By the end of 2022, more than 1,060 relatives of residents in Nova Scotia will be reunited with their families under the family sponsorship programs. It is an increase of 46.1% compared to 2021 and 21.2% from 2019.

The programs for refugees are showing much growth. It is foreseeable that 1,160 new immigrants would be welcomed to Nova Scotia, which is an increase of 68.1%.

International students in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is attracting a substantial number of international students in 2022.

The issuance of study permits in Nova Scotia has been increased to 29.1%, that is, 12,853. The figure was 9,955 in 2021.

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Nova Scotia to welcome more Temporary Foreign Workers

It is projected that 59.8% more international working individuals would be coming to Nova Scotia under the TFWP or Temporary Foreign Worker Program. It is expected to issue 3,947 work permits by the end of 2022. The economy of the province is projected to grow by 2.2% as per the report by TD Economics.

The number of international individuals working in Nova Scotia under the IMP or International Mobility Program is on track to set a new record in 2022. If the immigration rate of the first 9 months of the current rate continues, the province would be issuing 7,780 work permits under the IMP.

Immigrants from all economic classes are opting to move to Nova Scotia. The economic growth in the province is being assisted by immigration.

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