Nova Scotia Achieves A Record Immigration Driving Up the Provincial Population

December 28, 2019
Nova Scotia Province had a record-breaking growth in population and the credit goes to immigrants as well as interprovincial migrants.

Nova Scotia Achieves A Record Immigration Driving Up the Provincial Population

Impressive Performance by the Province

As per the estimates of Statistics Canada the growth in population was 12,339 residents in the time period Oct 1, 2018, to Oct 1, 2019. This has 7,165 immigrants arriving in Nova Scotia in the period. The population increase of 1.28 percent was the fastest in the province in 12-month since 1972 which took the population in Nova Scotia to a record level of 976,768 on October 1st, 2019. The growth in Population in the July 1 to October 1, 2019 period set a fresh record for a quarter. Also, in the third quarter Nova Scotia had the population growth of 5,373 persons in which the share of immigrants was 2,471.

The Nova Scotia Government stated that this was the top most immigration for one-quarter as per the records since the Second World War.

Interprovincial Migrants also Arrive

Furthermore, the share of Interprovincial migrants reached 1,090 new residents to the province. This was the 16th successive quarter achieving a positive net migration in the interprovincial category.

The figures in population numbers exemplify the positive impact of immigration in the province, as per Lena Metlege Diab, the Immigration Minister, of Nova Scotia. Immigration also gets the top priority to fill up the constant labor needs and also to increase the population she added.

The natural growth of the province - the real difference between the births and deaths saw a descending trend after 2016. Quite the opposite is the case in interprovincial migration immigration that has grown in that time period, as per data of Statistics Canada.

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