News releases from Immigration (Page 6)

Immigration Fees Eliminated

Immigration

The province is eliminating more provincial immigration fees, a move to attract more skilled workers and other immigrants to Nova Scotia. The decision, which takes effect Saturday, July 1, was announced today, June 30, by Immigration Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.

Halifax Global to Conduct Fee Review

Immigration

Halifax Global Inc., a management consulting firm, has been selected to conduct an independent review of fees charged to immigrants under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Immigration Applications Top 1,000

Immigration

More than 1,000 families have applied to come and live in the province since the Nova Scotia Nominee Program began in 2003, and the province is becoming more popular each year.

Immigration Strategy One Year Old

Immigration

A new immigration council, more immigrants, and a new funding arrangement with Ottawa are some of the priorities for the second year of the province's immigration strategy.

Proposals Sought for Immigration Fee Review

Immigration

The fees charged to immigrants in Nova Scotia will soon be under review.

International Students Able to Work Off-campus in Nova Scotia

Immigration

International students enrolled at eligible post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia will soon be able to work off-campus.

Provincial and Federal Immigration Offices Share Space

Immigration

People dealing with immigration matters will have one-stop access to two levels of government now that provincial and federal immigration offices are located in the same building.

Family Members of Business Owners Welcome

Immigration

People from around the world may soon be able to join their families who live in the province and who own a business.

More Immigrant Families Interested in Nova Scotia

Immigration

Immigrant families continue to apply in record numbers to live and work in the province, statistics from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program show.

Regional Development Authorities to Receive Immigration Grants

Immigration

Immigrants in rural and suburban communities will get more help finding work and settling into their new communities, thanks to provincial funding being provided for the first time to regional development authorities.

Immigration Grants Awarded

Immigration

Immigrants will receive more language training, more help getting into the workplace, and more information to help them settle in Nova Scotia.

Business and Skilled Immigrant Numbers Up

Immigration

Immigrants with business experience and needed skills are coming to Nova Scotia in record numbers this year, and settling in rural communities.

Deadline Extended for Immigration Grants

Immigration

Groups that are interested in developing programs that help immigrants settle and stay in Nova Scotia will have three more days to submit grant proposals to the provincial government. The application deadline, originally set for today, July 26, was extended to Friday, July 29, at the request of interested groups.

Bill to Create New Immigration Office

Immigration

The province's first Office of Immigration will work to more than double the number of immigrants moving to the province by 2010. This work is aimed at strengthening the economy and communities, with more skilled workers and new businesses.

New Executive Director Chosen

Immigration

An executive director has been appointed to lead the new Office of Immigration. Elizabeth Mills will begin her duties effective Monday, Feb. 21.

Premier Launches Provincial Immigration Strategy

Immigration

A new immigration strategy designed to attract, welcome and retain thousands of new immigrants to Nova Scotia was released by Premier John Hamm today, Jan. 26. The immigrants will bring new investment, skills and international business connections to the province.