Nova Scotia is proud to be a place that welcomes - and honours - the richness and diversity of those who live here.
Our history runs deep. The Acadians and the Scots have called Nova Scotia home since the 16th century. Since that time, a broad range of strong ethnic communities have grown and continue to enhance life in our province. There are, for example, 48 distinct African-Canadian communities in Nova Scotia, and today the most commonly spoken language after English is Arabic.
Each year 700 festivals and events are held to celebrate the diverse cultural mosaic of our people. The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration works to continue our tradition of inviting new residents to make themselves at home.