News release

Settlement Agreement for Economic Class of Nova Scotia Nominee Program

NOTE: The following is being released as part of the settlement agreement in a class action between the Province of Nova Scotia and the law firm of Branch MacMaster LLP on behalf of their clients.

Immigration – Settlement Agreement for Economic Class of Nova Scotia Nominee Program

July 11, 2011

The Province of Nova Scotia and the law firm of Branch MacMaster LLP announce that they have reached a proposed agreement to settle the class action brought to address issues surrounding the former Economic Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

The proposed agreement is subject to approval by the court and a hearing will be held September 26, 2011 at 9:30 am Atlantic Time in Halifax.

Generally speaking, eligible class members will each be entitled to $75,000, less any legal fees the court approves as fair and reasonable. If any class members already received compensation under the program, these amounts will also be deducted.

If you require more information, you may visit the website http://www.branchmacmaster.com/nova-scotia-immigration/ or contact Ward Branch, counsel for the proposed class at 604-654-2966 or Tom Peck with the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration at 902-424-3742.

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Media Contacts:

Ward Branch Branch MacMaster LLP 604-654-2966

Tom Peck Nova Scotia Office of Immigration 902-424-3742