Young people flocking to Nova Scotia as population reaches 1 million milestone

Young people flocking to Nova Scotia as population reaches 1 million milestone

The tides are changing in Nova Scotia — more young people moved to the Maritime province this year than in recent memory as the total population surpassed one million people for the first time.
During the second quarter of this year, Nova Scotia saw the second-highest population gain in the country for interprovincial migration at 4,678 people, behind only British Columbia, according to Statistics Canada.

The statistics show the three largest age groups for interprovincial migrants were 20-24, 25-29 and 30-34 between the fourth quarters of 2020 and 2021.

Those age groups made up about 41 per cent of the people who moved to the province during that time frame.

Rebekah Young, director of fiscal and provincial economics at Scotiabank, called the figures “unprecedented.”

But as the province grows, so too does the strain on health care, education and housing — all sectors that are experiencing their own set of challenges already. … [Read More]