During the year 2017, nearly 1400 nominations were issued by the Atlantic province-Nova Scotia. The province says that this is a new record in issuing highest nominations throughout the start of the PNP.
Nova Scotia accepts PNP applications through five streams, namely- Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry, Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry, Skilled Worker, Entrepreneur and International Graduate Entrepreneur. Of these five streams, Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry opened most in 2017 (especially the Category B of the stream). Each time it opened, the intake limit was reached fast. Since candidates do not need any job offer to apply under this popular first-come first-serve stream of Nova Scotia, it attracted a good number of immigrants.
Additionally, with the province being a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, thousands of immigrants were invited to Nova Scotia through AIPP too. In 2017, the province welcomed more than 4000 newcomers on the whole. Supporting the increasing immigration count of the province in 2017, the Immigration Minister of Nova Scotia, Lena Metlege Diab said “Helping newcomers immigrate and build lives here in Nova Scotia is a priority for the department and its settlement partners.”
“[Immigration] is key to growing the province and its economy and I look forward to continuing this work in , she further added.