Myth Busting in Nova Scotia

With a rapidly aging population and low birth rate, Canada’s Atlantic provinces have turned full force towards immigration.  Nova Scotia, for instance, has nearly doubled its allocation of provincial nominees and Premier Stephen McNeil has…

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Canada’s House Speaker Geoff Regan Says Government Working on Immigration Plan

On December 3, 2015 Geoff Regan was elected as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons —reportedly the first from Atlantic Canada in almost 100 years. The veteran politician, who was first elected to…

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Nova Scotia Aims to Lead in Immigration

Nova Scotia now has the ability to fast track an additional 300 immigrants through new express entry streams. The announcement made by Premier Stephen McNeil and Immigration Minister Lena Diab earlier this month came after…

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Halifax Program Successfully Multiplies Newcomers’ Networks

You’ve got it all: degree, credentials, internship, references – everything except, well, an actual job. Given how most job openings aren’t even advertised, it’s daunting to try to reach out and build a network without…

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Immigration and Universities in Atlantic Canada: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Canada’s labour market may not be showing much demand for bakers or tailors or candlestick makers, according to the CIBC report The Haves and Have Nots of Canada’s Labour Market. But, market demand remains strong…

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