Record Number of Immigrants in NS in 2018
The provincial government says Nova Scotia welcomed more immigrants last year than ever before.
A total of 5,970 new permanent residents came to Nova Scotia in 2018.
That beats the record set in 2016 of 5,485.
More than 65 per cent of the permanent resident landings were approved through provincial economic programs and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
The government says Nova Scotia has the highest retention rate of newcomers in the region at 71 per cent.