Learn about Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is on the east coast of Canada. It’ is part of the Maritime (eastern Atlantic coast) regionone1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces.

The province offers a high quality of life where you can:

  • get a good education and explore career opportunities
  • use our technology and communication services
  • balance your work, family and other responsibilities

Nova Scotia welcomes you to a safe and secure environment with freedom and opportunities for a great future.

Services to help you settle in Nova Scotia

Contact Nova Scotia Start if you are getting ready to move to Nova Scotia, or have just arrived here. This should be the first place you go to get help with finding a good job and settling in the province. You can get services in English and French.

Immigrants to Nova Scotia can get many other free services to help them settle and feel at home, including:

If you’re coming to Nova Scotia and plan to work in a regulated occupation, contact the provincial regulatory body responsible for that job. Experts can help you throughout the process.

Resources for Francophone immigrants


See and hear more about Nova Scotia: Visages de l’immigration francophone in Nouvelle-Écosse (in French only).


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