Are you planning to immigrate to Canada, but are not sure about the right province to settle with family?  No surprise since it’s the confusion that most of the immigration aspirants often face.

It is evident as Canada is home to many beautiful places and cities to live a safe and peaceful life. In my opinion, I recommend Nova Scotia hands down! There are plenty of reasons for you to choose this maritime province in Canada for permanent settlement. It is Canada’s one of the best provinces and probably the best in the Atlantic region.

Job opportunities In Nova Scotia

People are more attracted to other provinces due to which the job opportunities are very few in the other provinces. Nova Scotia was not traditionally a great hub of jobs; however, in the last few years to meet the province’s skill shortage, the province accepted more immigrant workers as there are multiple career options. The province’s employers are quite eager to hire immigrant workers lately.

Accommodation is the most crucial thing to look at when you are moving to a new place. Nova Scotia offers affordable accommodation compared to the other provinces in Canada, making Nova Scotia the best place to live in for immigrants.

Nova Scotia is not one of the busy places where people indulge in a race of daily operations, instead, life is calm and easy-going. Here you enjoy yourself with your family and participate in fun and recreational activities offered by the province. The schooling system is one of the best with most schools close to the residential areas. All such family-oriented features make NS the best province to settle in with family.


The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is one of Canada’s most extensive and innovative provincial nominee programs. The NSNP uses nine streams to select Express Entry candidates. The NSNP searches the Express Entry pool and identifies candidates with work experience in specific occupations. While the Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream requires a job offer (specifically, as a physician from a Nova Scotia Health Authority), the Nova Scotia Demand; Nova Scotia Experience; and Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities (other than Physicians) do not require applicants to have job offers. 

The nine streams are:

  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians: Express Entry
  • Skilled Worker
  • Physician
  • Occupations In Demand
  • International Graduates InDemand
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur

Nova Scotia also welcomes immigrants through the joint federal-provincial Atlantic Immigration Program.  

Furthermore, the province operates ‘Study and Stay’, a program specifically aimed at helping international students from China, India, and the Philippines stay and build careers in the region after they graduate.


The Atlantic Immigration Program is a federal immigration program that helps employers recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates to meet labor needs.

This new employer-driven program builds on the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, which closed in 2021. Participants in the pilot program must reapply to use the permanent program.

To participate in the Atlantic Immigration Program, employers must first be approved by being designated and then have their positions endorsed by the province. Once the employer’s positions are endorsed, foreign worker(s) identified by the employer can apply directly for permanent residency. The foreign worker can also get a temporary work permit while waiting for permanent residency.

How does Immigration Consultant Help You?

Every visa category is different. You may be eligible even for more than 2 programs at once. It may be difficult for you to make the best choice. Immigration consultants specialize in the Canada visa process. They guide you to make the process a success. They also fight through all the challenges of rejection that may arise as hurdles in your case.  To provide you with the best and the smoothest immigration take a free assessment through ICC Immigration.