Nova Scotia accepted a record number of immigrants in 2022
Immigration to Nova Scotia is at an all-time high, with the Atlantic Canadian province setting a new record for welcoming permanent residents. From January to September alone, 10,670 newcomers have chosen Nova Scotia as their home – making this year one of its most successful ones.
With the trend of the first nine months of 2022, Nova Scotia is on course to accept 14,227 permanent residents by the end of 2022. This would be an extraordinary increase from 2021, with 5,042 more newcomers arriving in Nova Scotia for a total of 55.4%. This was revealed by IRCC in recently released statistics. As a result, this province has already broken the previous record for the largest annual rise in the number of new immigrants in a Canadian province.
The table includes information on projected invitations from different programs in 2022.
|Programs||No of invitations||Programs||No of invitations|
|Nova Scotia Nominee Program||6,407||Atlantic immigration program||2,900|
|Federal Skilled Workers||253||TR to PR||1,740|
|Family Sponsorship||1,067||Refugees Program||1,160|
Nova Scotia PNP migration: Major pathways
The Canadian Atlantic Immigration Program is expanding steadily this year. This year, there will be 8.4% more immigrants entering Canada through this program. It represents 2900 more new immigrants than the previous year. Due to its status as an Atlantic Province, Nova Scotia will also benefit from the rise in AIP immigrants.
During the current year, the number of immigrants entering the province via the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) has increased. In fact, there were 203 more immigrants in this category last year than the year before, a 406.7 percent increase. Also, through the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident (TR-to-PR) pathway, 1740 additional new permanent residents are expected to move to Nova Scotia.
Also, there have been more immigrants who enter the province under Family-Class immigration pathways. 1067 new immigrants would have settled in Nova Scotia by the end of the year. It shows a 46.1 percent increase from the previous year.
In an effort to bring in and keep more immigrants, Nova Scotia is making efforts. Foreign skilled workers are in great demand in the province, particularly in the healthcare industry.
Success in retaining skilled immigrants in Nova Scotia
Ava Czapalay, the deputy minister for labor, skills, and immigration in Nova Scotia, claims over 10,670 new permanent residents have already registered between January and September of this year.
The results, according to Deputy Minister Czapalay for labor, skills, and immigration in Nova Scotia are higher than they have ever been, and there are still three months of the calendar year left to process.
“There are plenty of people who want to immigrate to Canada and live in Nova Scotia, according to the Deputy Minister, who recently returned home from immigration fairs in Paris and Rabat, Morocco.
She informed the committee that 83,000 applications were submitted for the federal government’s Destination Canada fairs.
The number of applicants was reduced by the Canadian Embassy to about 5,000. However, Deputy Minister Czapalay stated that a variety of people, including truck drivers, French educators, doctors, and nurses, were selected.
The qualified employees in Nova Scotia need to boost their economy are being brought in by immigration and population growth. The province has successfully retained the skilled workers necessary to expand the economy through various options.
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