This is Joy Stephen from IRCC news coming to you from the Polinsys Studios in Cambridge, Ontario. Today is January 01, 2022
Why are younger people moving to Nova Scotia?
The population of Nova Scotia has seen an increase in population over the years not only from Immigration but also cross provincial migration within Canada as well. The government targets to hit two million residents by 2060. The year 2021 has also seen a record number of younger people moving to Nova Scotia, the highest in recent memory. Statistics Canada’s figures indicate that Nova Scotia had seen the second highest population growth in the Country during the 2nd Quarter of 2021. It also showed that people between the age group of 20 to 34 contributed to 41% of the people who moved.
Figures also show that the number of people who moved from Ontario to Nova Scotia was especially high with 9,970 people between the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2021 moving to Nova Scotia from Ontario.
The Nova Scotian city of Halifax is growing rapidly. It is seeing the largest growth in its 272-year-old history. Data shows that between July 2020 and July 2021, the Halifax Regional Municipality was up 11,394 residents, bringing the total population to just under 460,000 residents. Immigration and foreign move to the province was very slow during the Pandemic and is likely to increase after the Pandemic. This is further going to increase population and is likely to force the province to look at improving public transportation, and other infrastructure projects. The province’s population growth forecast has included immigration as one of the factors to achieve the 2060 goals!
More population also means strain on health care, education, and housing. All these sectors are already facing challenges already.