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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is an exquisite maritime province surrounded by over 3,800 coastal islands. It is Canada’s second-smallest province and can be characterized as a kind-hearted family-oriented community. It is known for its rolling green hills, high sea cliffs perched over beautiful beaches, and quaint waterfront cities.

 

The province has a variety of leisure activities to take part in, such as hiking a variety of terrains and trails, most notably the Skyline Trail, Bay of Fundy tidal bore rafting, whale watching in Cape Breton or road tripping down the winding roads of the Cabot Trail. There are also plenty of historic sites to visit, such as Louisbourg National Historic Site, Grand Pre National Historic Site (One of Nova Scotia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites) and Memory Lane Heritage Village. A memorable excursion to consider would be to visit Burntcoat Head Park during low tide for a chance to walk on the ocean floor. For foodies and wine enthusiasts, there are a number of local farmers markets, vineyards, breweries and distilleries producing a selection of local craft liquor. Must visit distilleries include Ironworks and Glenora Inn, which produces the only malt whisky in Canada. Life in Nova Scotia has something to offer everyone.

Famous Sights

The Cabot Trail is Nova Scotia’s gem, a 297km trail that twists and turns as it traverses the coastal mountains of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. With its magnificent ocean views, it is simply a must for the adventurous. Nova Scotia is also home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Joggins Fossil Cliffs, The Landscape of Grand Pre and Lunenburg. 

Joggins Fossil Cliffs is situated on the Bay of Fundy, where visitors can observe over 15 kilometres of the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age”. The Landscape of Grand Pre is a 13 km expanse of dykelands, fields and settlements on the hills. It is also located on Fundy Bay, and can be best appreciated from the View Park on Old Post Road. Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

 

Discover Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage by visiting a number of ships moored off the port. The Annapolis Valley is a fantastic destination to slow things down and unwind while sampling some of the region’s finest wines or take in the stunning views of Grand Pre. South Shore is Nova Scotia’s most visited coastline, boasting the provinces most archetypal lighthouse, lush forest coves and white sandy beaches. With all this and more, who could resist the small time charm and beauty of Nova Scotia?

Immigrate to Nova Scotia

There are many ways to relocate to Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has its own Express Entry programs, aimed at facilitating the immigration process of qualified foreign nationals. One of the easiest ways to apply for permanent residency is the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (Nova Scotia PNP), which has a number of criteria that must be met in order to be considered for nomination.

Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program

Physician Stream For trained medical professionals who want to become permanent residents of Nova Scotia.
Entrepreneur Stream For business owners and managers who want to start, expand or buy an existing business in Nova Scotia.
International Graduate Entrepreneur For Nova Scotian graduate entrepreneurs who want to permanently reside in Nova Scotia. Candidates must have already either bought or started their own business that has been operating for at least one business year.
Skilled Worker Stream For foreign workers and recent graduates who have a full time job and at least one year’s work experience.
Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream For applicants who want to live and work in Nova Scotia and meet the labour market needs of the province.
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream For applicants who are highly skilled and who want to work and live in the province.
Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream For applicants who have at least one year of work experience in a skilled occupation in the province.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program For applicants who would like to buy, invest in or start a new business in Ontario. 

How We Can Help

Whether you want to visit or immigrate to Nova Scotia, we are the immigration and visa consultancy that can make it happen. The first step of our Canadian visa application process involves completing a comprehensive online evaluation that will allow us to determine whether you are able to successfully apply for a visa. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), will then represent you on your application making sure everything is correct, complete and delivered on time. Optimize your application, sign up with us today!

About Nova Scotia

Capital City:
Halifax
Average Salary:
$45,300 / year
Unemployment rate:
6.2%
Average living expenses:
$1,114 / month
Average  price of a house:
$265,513
Population:
936,347
Top Industries:
Agriculture, Construction, Forestry, Fishing, Service Industry, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Healthcare and Public Administration
Average Temperatures:
Summer average high of 25°C
Winter average low of 0°C