According to a report from Statistics Canada, a growth spurt in the first three months of 2016 led to a significant increase in the population of Nova Scotia. This was an increase of almost 1,500 people from January to April of 2016, the largest growth in the first quarter since 1985. The population of this Atlantic province in April 2016 was roughly 947,000 residents.
The Canadian Visa Expert company reports, “The main reason for the increase is immigration, as many Syrian refugees arrived in Nova Scotia during the first quarter of 2016.” This is the largest population increase recorded for a single quarter in the province. The natural population of Nova Scotia continues to decline, as there are fewer births than deaths each year – 2,005 births between January and April 2016 and 2,543 deaths during that same time. Thus, Canadian immigration has been crucial in boosting both the population and economy of Nova Scotia.
Only 33 people left Nova Scotia during that time, which was the lowest amount to leave since 2011. Many residents were moving to Alberta, Ontario, and Newfoundland & Labrador, but that has now turned around. Canadian Visa Expert’s customer service staff is available to answer any questions you may have about immigrating to Canada.