Nova Scotia

Diversity Makes Us Whole

Why is immigration important and
why do we need it?

By accepting immigrants, we show compassion and leadership in the world. Immigrants increase our culture and diversity, start and build businesses, bring innovative and entrepreneurial ideas, and help grow the economy. Supporting immigration means we are building a society with unique perspectives, voices, and lived experiences, which strengthens the social and cultural fabric of our communities and helps us foster a diverse and inclusive province. When we welcome newcomers, we welcome new ideas and new opportunities.

6 ideas for being welcoming :

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Get to know neighbours by asking about their interests

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Give newcomers information about community events and activities

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Make an intentional effort to say hello, smile, strike up conversation

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Recognize and challenge power imbalances

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Attend cultural events and festivals

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Be open to new ideas, contradictory information, and advice

6 ideas for being welcoming :

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Give newcomers information about community events and activities

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Make an intentional effort to say hello, smile, strike up conversation

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Get to know neighbours by asking about their interests

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Attend cultural events and festivals

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Recognize and challenge power imbalances

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Be open to new ideas, contradictory information, and advice

6 ideas for being welcoming :

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Get to know neighbours by asking about their interests

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Give newcomers information about community events and activities

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Make an intentional effort to say hello, smile, strike up conversation

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Attend cultural events and festivals

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Recognize and challenge power imbalances

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Be open to new ideas, contradictory information, and advice

Immigration in Nova Scotia

1 in 5

Canadians have one immigrant parent

100%

Current trends suggest 100% of Canada’s population growth by 2035 will be through immigration

47.1%

Immigrant Population with a university degree and above vs. 21.8% who are Canadian-born

7,580

Number of new permanent residents in Nova Scotia in 2019, representing the highest yearly total

411,000

2022 immigration target for the Government of Canada

Immigration in Nova Scotia

1 in 5

Canadians have one immigrant parent

100%

Current trends suggest 100% of Canada’s population growth by 2035 will be through immigration

47.1%

Immigrant Population with a university degree and above vs. 21.8% who are Canadian-born

7,580

Number of new permanent residents in Nova Scotia in 2019, representing the highest yearly total

411,000

2022 immigration target for the Government of Canada

Immigration in Nova Scotia

1 in 5

Canadians have one immigrant parent

100%

Current trends suggest 100% of Canada’s population growth by 2035 will be through immigration

47.1%

Immigrant Population with a university degree and above vs. 21.8% who are Canadian-born

7,580

Number of new permanent residents in Nova Scotia in 2019, representing the highest yearly total

411,000

2022 immigration target for the Government of Canada

Downloads & resources

If you would like to help carry the immigration-positive banner, the following toolkit includes social media graphics, profile frames, cover photos, posters, and email signatures available for download and sharing. For questions or inquiries, please contact mdexter@national.ca

ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Community
Community

Resources

Welcoming workplaces |
Building communities where all belong and grow |
Welcoming Refugees |
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Halifax
Halifax
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Cape Breton
Cape Breton

Downloads & resources

If you would like to help carry the immigration-positive banner, the following toolkit includes social media graphics, profile frames, cover photos, posters, and email signatures available for download and sharing. For questions or inquiries, please contact mdexter@national.ca

Resources

Welcoming workplaces |
Building communities where all belong and grow |
Welcoming Refugees |
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Nova Scotia
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Community
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Halifax
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Cape Breton

Downloads & resources

If you would like to help carry the immigration-positive banner, the following toolkit includes social media graphics, profile frames, cover photos, posters, and email signatures available for download and sharing.  For questions or inquiries, please contact mdexter@national.ca

ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Nova Scotia
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Community
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Halifax
ISANS_Positive Immigration Campaign_Posters_Cape Breton

Resources

Welcoming workplaces |
Building communities where all belong and grow |
Welcoming Refugees |