Nova Scotia announced a $2.5-million marketing campaign to attract more immigrants to fix serious labour shortages in the province. According to provincial Immigration Minister Jill Balser, the province needs more people to ‘fill labour gaps, rebuild the economy and set a bold new course for business and financial growth.’ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions and delays in federal processing, immigration numbers have decreased in the province. Between January 2, 2020, and April 1, 2021, Nova Scotia’s population increased only by 6,428 that is expected to increase as the restrictions ease and federal processing returns to pre-pandemic levels.
- Chinese immigrants lost to Indian immigrants
- Job Growth in Canada exceeded analysts’ predictions
- The WES Gateway Program will help refugees in Canada to prove their academic credentials
- British Columbia started the application intake under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
- Ottawa accepts applications under the expanded Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
- Newfoundland and Labrador will support international students to keep them in the province