News release

Web Development Funding

The Office of Immigration is accepting proposals to develop or enhance websites that help immigrants integrate into Nova Scotia communities.

Eligible projects will focus on developing online tools, content and services for prospective immigrants and newcomers to Nova Scotia.

Organizations that are focused on providing direct services to immigrants and have specific immigration activities will be given priority. Project applications must focus on online resources or content that provide pre-arrival information for potential immigrants and information that helps immigrants settle successfully after arrival. They must also include a viable plan on how organizations will sustain web developments.

Applications must be from established not-for-profit groups that are registered under the Societies Act or other Nova Scotia public or non-governmental organizations, such as public education institutions and regional development authorities.

Organizations can apply for a maximum of $10,000, though some projects over $10,000 will be considered if they are provincewide.

The funding, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will be allocated through the Office of Immigration.

Application materials are available online at www.novascotiaimmigration.com .

The submission deadline is Feb. 11.

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The province is accepting proposals to develop or enhance websites that help immigrants settle successfully in Nova Scotia communities.

Organizations whose projects serve all immigrants, and focus on online resources or content that provides pre-arrival information for potential immigrants or settlement information that will help immigrants integrate into Nova Scotia communities after they arrive.

A plan to sustain web developments is also required.

Applicants can apply for funding, provided by the federal government, of up to 10-thousand dollars.

The application package is available online at W-W-W dotnova scotia immigration dot com.

The submission deadline is February 11th.

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Media Contact:

Mary Anna Jollymore
Office of Immigration 902-424-3742 Cell: 902-448-1011 E-mail: