Nova Scotia has launched a new immigration stream that aims to increase access to a fast-track route to permanent residence for international students who have worked in the Canadian province for a year.
Nova Scotia has become the first Canadian province to regulate language schools under law. This aligns with the federal government’s requirement that all schools be "designated" by their province to recruit overseas from Jan 2014, but goes a step further, applying not just to long-term study permit visas, but also short-term visas.
A delegation of universities from the Canadian province of Nova Scotia was in the UK last week, seeking to recruit British students into the Canadian university system. They were taking advantage of the hike in tuition fees at British universities, which is seeing students increasingly look abroad.