Halifax rally celebrates and supports refugees

By Taryn Grant, For StarMetro Halifax. Sat., June 16, 2018 HALIFAX—In a show of solidarity, about 500 people marched along busy Halifax streets Saturday afternoon, chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” The Walk with Refugees — hosted by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the Halifax … Read more

Syrian refugee family reflects on first two years in Halifax

In many ways, the Al Saieds fit the mould of an average Halifax family. They drive a Toyota. The father, Mohamad, works in construction. His wife, Rouida, works as a cleaner for their condo complex. The kids are in school, with big dreams: 16-year-old Hana wants to be a police officer, journalist and a nurse. To this idea, her older brother Khaled, 20, smiles lovingly. He’s hoping to attend school to become a pilot in the fall.

Immigration numbers growing under pilot

Interest in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in Nova Scotia has more than doubled in the past six months. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed.

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