Program Funding

Immigration and Population Growth Branch (IPG) of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration partners with settlement service providers, employers and communities to ensure provision and support of settlement services throughout the province.

Access to settlement services and programming is key to supporting the retention of immigrants. Settlement programming includes language training, employment bridging and readiness programs, employer liaison, labour market information, business start-up and development support, and welcoming community programs.

IPG has two complementary programs through which it supports immigrants to Nova Scotia: