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Nova Scotia has the numbers, talent and skills to help your business excel.

Here’s why. 

  1. We’re educated: With 10 universities and 14 community college campuses, every year we have more university students and graduates per capita than anywhere else in Canada. 
  2. We’re diverse: Our workforce makes up individuals from around the world with a range of cultures and experiencesThe number of new Nova Scotians has increased by 85% over the past five years (2013-2018).
  3. We’re collaborative: Thanks to our network of post-secondary institutions across the province, businesses work closely with the academic community to customize curriculum to meet hiring requirements. 


Fast Facts:

  • Nova Scotia’s immigration retention rate is the highest in Atlantic Canada at 71% (2015-2018).
  • The number of international students who have decided to make Nova Scotia home after attending one of our top universities has tripled since 2011.
  • 17,800 people employed in Financial Services jobs
  • 25,000 people employed in Information Technology jobs
  • More than two-thirds of Halifax’s population between the ages of 25 and 64 have a trade, college, or university designation
  • 28% more university students enrolled in tech, per capita, than the national average. The highest concentration of tech university enrolments than any other Canadian province
  • More than 1,000 public and many private sector scientists are undertaking exciting R&D in industries like renewable energy, aerospace and defence, life sciences, and environmental studies

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