Nova Scotia


Nova ScotiaPopulation: 940,000

Largest City: Halifax

Climate: Mostly surrounded by sea, Nova Scotia experiences moderately cold winters and mild summers.

Major Industries: mining, tourism, aerospace

Experience Nova Scotia: Students are drawn to the relaxed, coastal atmosphere, with well-defined seasons resembling those of Northern Europe. With a population just below one million, Nova Scotia’s history dates back to 1605 when the first French colonists settled in Canada. Today, more than 90% of Nova Scotians speak English as their primary language. In addition to dozens of historical sites and protected natural areas (ideal for hiking), the province boasts a thriving arts culture, including a successful film industry.

Study in Nova Scotia: The surprisingly warm province offers a wealth of academic choices, with the majority of schools in English with some French-immersion programs available. The Department of Education is committed to developing Nova Scotia as a global education partner and building relationships with schools around the world. The International Student Program facilitates student exchanges by sending Canadians abroad and enabling international students to live with a host family in Nova Scotia.

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