The Welcome of Nova Scotia

One of the major reasons this part of Canada attracts so many tourists, international students, and immigrants is the warm and friendly welcome that Nova Scotians extend to those who come “from away.” The relatively small size of its urban communities, its low crime rate, and the province’s tradition of accepting and embracing newcomers make Nova Scotia one of the safest and most friendly places in the world. The old Gaelic expression, “Ciad Mille Failte”, which means “One hundred thousand welcomes”, is a faithful expression of the hospitality and generosity of spirit one finds in the communities of Nova Scotia. This warm welcome, combined with a clean environment, affordable living costs, safe neighbourhoods, and an education that is respected the world over, makes Nova Scotia a perfect choice for the international student of the 21st century.