Nova Scotia Population Is All-Time High Through Immigration
The province of Nova Scotia, one of the Atlantic provinces in Canada, saw the record increase in its population over a year period since 1972. Thanks to the implementation of various immigration programs and streams, the population in Nova Scotia sees the highest growth in decades.
Nova Scotia Population Increase
According to the statistics, it is expected that the population in the Atlantic Province rose by 12,339 people during the 12 month period between 2018 and 2019. The number also includes the immigrants who settled in Nova Scotia during the one year period.
Compared to 1972, this increase in the number of residents is the fastest growth over a one-year period which is accounted for 1.28 percent. As of last quarter in 2019, Nova Scotia’s population is recorded to be 976,768.
There was another record in the population growth rate during the three month period between July 1 and October 1, 2019. Growing by 5,373 residents in the third quarter of 2019, newcomers to Nova Scotia accounted for 2,471 people.
According to the government sources of Nova Scotia, this figure was the highest immigration record based on quarter periods since 1945. 1,090 of new residents settled in Nova Scotia were interprovincial migrants. The Government of Nova Scotia stated that this increase is the 16th consecutive quarter of positive growth through interprovincial migration.
Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister, Lena Metlege Diab, stated that those increase in the number of the population reflects the positive influence of immigration in the province. He also noted that immigration is a key priority for the province and it helps to fill continuous labor needs.
Let us also note that the natural growth rate in Nova Scotia shows a downward trend since 2016. Opposed to the natural growth of population, immigration and as well as interprovincial migration recorded in the same period has significantly contributed to the increase, according to Statistics Canada.
If you are looking forward to making Nova Scotia your new home, then you can benefit from many available immigration streams offered by the province and as well as the federal government. Canadapt can help you to go through the hassle-free immigration process and reach your dream country.