Province attracts internationally trained healthcare and construction professionals, provides more funding for settlement support

The Province of Nova Scotia is attracting newcomers in sectors with the most need, including healthcare and the skilled trades, and investing to help them settle and stay.

In 2023, 763 healthcare professionals and 244 construction professionals were among the 6,830 applicants approved through immigration programs for the year. This represents an 88.9 per cent increase in healthcare professionals and an 85.8 per cent increase in construction professionals compared with 2022.

Click here to read the full release from the Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration.