4,000 new immigrants called Nova Scotia home in 2017

By CBC, January 3, 2017.  Immigration advocates say residents were keen to help newcomers, but settlement challenges remain The Nova Scotia government says 2017 was a banner year for attracting immigrants to the province, with nearly 4,000 newcomers calling Canada’s Ocean Playground home. By late October, 3,845 immigrants had settled … Read more

43 New Canadian Citizens Take Their Oath at ISANS

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted a special citizenship ceremony at ISANS today. Forty-three new Canadians from 15 different countries became citizens! ISANS Executive Director Gerry Mills welcome participants and Ms. Maryanne White presided over the event. Thank you to all who attended, … Read more

Remembering the Halifax Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. On December 6, 1917, two vessels, one loaded with explosive cargo, crashed in Halifax Harbour, resulting in one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. Two-thousand people were killed and 9,000 people were injured. This interactive from CBC re-creates the Halifax … Read more

Immigration growing in Nova Scotia

By Andrea Gunn, Chronicle Herald, 27 October 2017. Province offers opportunities Nova Scotia’s immigrant population is diverse and swiftly growing, according to new data. Nationwide immigration numbers collected from the 2016 census and released Wednesday shows the number of landed immigrants and permanent residents in Nova Scotia is now at … Read more