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Provincial Population Hits Record High

Nova Scotia’s population has hit a record high, growing by more than 23,000 since 2015.

There are of 959,942 Nova Scotians, Statistics Canada reports today, Sept. 27, in its quarterly update. The data shows an increase of 9,262 since last July and strong immigration and interprovincial migration numbers.

“This is another positive sign that brings optimism for our future, including strong exports, the most full-time jobs on record and increased tourism visits,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We welcome these new Nova Scotians and encourage them to experience everything our beautiful province has to offer.”

The population data released today also includes:
— 2,568 more people moved to Nova Scotia than left
— 5,137 newcomers came to Nova Scotia, second highest number of immigrants on record

For more information on population and other statistics, see www.novascotia.ca/finance/statistics/.

Source: Release

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