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Nova Scotia allocates $3 millions for immigrant settlement assistance

Nova Scotia invests an additional $3 million to improve newcomer retention with English language training, healthcare worker support, and francophone and community initiatives. Immigration Minister Jill Balser celebrated the influx of skilled professionals last year, particularly in healthcare and construction, where increases of 88.9% and 85.8% were observed. In 2023, the province welcomed 763 healthcare and 244 construction workers. Vanessa White of Shannex International highlighted the vital role of international recruitment and immigration in meeting community needs and fostering diverse, inclusive workplaces.

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