News release

Opportunity to Help Increase Francophone Population in Nova Scotia

A team from Nova Scotia is attending an immigration recruitment event in France and Belgium this month to meet with Francophones who are interested in living and working in the province.

Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, will lead the mission which will also include staff from the Offices of Immigration and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, one employer and economic development partners.

Organized by the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Destination Canada, is a recruitment event that targets bilingual Francophones who are interested in living and working in Canada. Meetings with potential immigrants will be held in Paris on Nov. 13-15, in Brussels on Nov. 17, in Liege and Namur, Belgium on Nov. 19 and in Lille, France on Nov. 20.

“As Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie I am responsible for strengthening the French language in Nova Scotia and I have made Francophone immigration a priority,” said Ms. Metlege Diab. “Attraction of Francophone immigrants is one way we are working together.

“I look forward to working closely with Francophone employers, and our community and settlement partners to build and strengthen Francophone communities.”

Employers and regional economic development partners attending the event include Le Petit Voilier, Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Halifax Partnership, Cape Breton Partnership, Western Regional Enterprise Network and Lunenburg County.

Immigration is making a positive difference across Nova Scotia. The Office of Immigration welcomed just under 10,000 new residents through the Provincial Nominee Program over the past two years and continues their work to help address labour gaps.

For more information, visit https://novascotiaimmigration.com .

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A team from Nova Scotia is attending an immigration recruitment event in France and Belgium this month to meet with Francophones who are interested in living and working in the province.

Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration and Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, will lead the mission which will also include staff from the Offices of Immigration and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, one employer and economic development partners.

Organized by the Canadian Embassy in Paris, Destination Canada, is a recruitment event that targets bilingual Francophones who are interested in living and working in Canada.

Meetings with potential immigrants will be held in Paris on November 13th to 15th, in Brussels on November 17th, in Liege and Namur, Belgium on November 19th and in Lille, France on November 20th.

Immigration is making a positive difference across Nova Scotia. The Office of Immigration welcomed just under 10,000 new residents through the Provincial Nominee Program over the past two years and continues their work to help address labour gaps.

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