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Nova Scotia & Food Processing


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Nova Scotia & Food Processing

  1. 1. An Advantageous Place to live and work! NOVA SCOTIA
  2. 2. 2 Nova Scotia is an ideal place to begin a new life in Canada. It offers a quality of life that blends spectacular natural beauty and wide-open spaces with excellent opportunities, superb education and warm, welcoming people.
  3. 3. Nova Scotia An Advantageous Place to Live and Work 3 Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces which form Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia's provincial capital is Halifax.
  4. 4. Fishing Many Nova Scotians make their livings from fish stocks of the Scotian Shelf. Forestry & Agriculture Nova Scotia has a highly developed forestry sector and a highly specialized commercial agriculture sector. Tourism Tourism is also an important sector in the provincial economy. Almost two million visitors come to Nova Scotia each year. Nova Scotia Economy and Employment 4 Nova Scotia has a very diverse economy that includes key industries in the service, manufacturing and mining sectors.
  5. 5. Average family income between $67,910 - $80,490 . Cost of living below Canadian average. High standard of living Standard of Living Nova Scotia Standard of Living Average income for Nova Scotia ranks among the highest in terms of Maritime Provinces. 5 The average family income for Nova Scotia is between $67,910 - $80,490, well above the Canadian average. The cost of living in Nova Scotia is quite affordable, falling below the Canadian average. Combined with the comfortable average salary in the province, Nova Scotians can afford a very high standard of living. Provincial personal income taxes are approximately 15.8%. .
  6. 6. Nova Scotia Residential Housing One of the key elements of Nova Scotia's low cost of living is the affordable housing. 6 Feature one The average price to purchase a house in the Halifax area is only $281,000, while a similar sized home in some of Canada's other major cities can be expected to cost up to twice that amount. Feature Two Suitable and affordable housing is available. Feature Three The average percentage of household income taken up by ownership costs is among the lowest in the country and varies between 21-32%, depending on the type of home involved.
  7. 7. All Canadians under the age of 20 are entitled to free education up to the end of secondary school provided by the provincial government. The Government of Nova Scotia provides free schooling from kindergarten through to Grade 12, available in both English and French. As with other jurisdiction in Canada, all teachers in Nova Scotia's public education system have a university degree as well as advanced teacher training, and follow a provincially regulated curriculum. Education for All Nova Scotia Education Primary Education 7
  8. 8. Dalhousie University University of King's College Saint Mary's University Mount Saint Vincent University Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Universite Sainte-Anne Cape Breton University Nova Scotia Community College Post Secondary Education 8 Nova Scotia has a comprehensive system of post-secondary education consisting of universities, technical colleges and apprenticeship programs. Nova Scotia's post-secondary education facilities offer a full range of programs through its 11 universities and 13 professional colleges. Here are the major ones:
  9. 9. Under Canadian Law, all provinces and territories must provide universal, publicly funded health care to all citizens and legal residents of Canada. Universal Nova Scotia provides a publicly-funded health services program Publicly-funded The Nova Scotia plan insures eligible residents of Nova Scotia for all medically required physicians' services provided in the doctor's office, at home or in hospital. Nova Scotia Plan Nova Scotia Health Care The most basic health services in Canada are offered at no direct cost to the patient. 9
  10. 10. Nova Scotia is known for having a friendly and welcoming culture that is a fusion of the many cultural communities that call the province their home. Friendly & Welcoming Long-established groups that have left indelible marks on Nova Scotian culture include Scottish, French, Gaelic, Mi'kmaq and African-Nova Scotian. The result is a mixture that is distinctly Nova Scotian. Established Groups Nova Scotia is also home to modern ciommunities that support bustling artistic communities, with live theatres and musical talent in most communities. Artistic Communities Nova Scotia Culture Culturally Diverse 10
  11. 11. Nova Scotia Demographics Nova Scotia's population of nearly 1 million makes it one of Canada's smallest provinces in terms of population. 11 Nova Scotia makes up 17.4 % of the people in Canada per square mile. Population As of 2014, the population was 940,600, making Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province in Canada.
  12. 12. Nova Scotia and the Sea Canada's Ocean Playground 12 • Nova Scotia is wrapped in 7,600 km (4,750 mi) of coastline. • The province is no more than 130 km (87 miles) wide at any point. • It is a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. • Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km (42 mi) from the ocean. With Nova Scotia's natural population growth on the decline, the province can expect the majority of its future growth to be accounted for by IMMIGRATION.
  13. 13. Newcomers Welcome Close to 2,500 immigrants settle in Nova Scotia each year, a figure that the province is aiming to increase in the future. Skilled Immigrants Nova Scotia helps to attract skilled immigrants who wish to settle in the province by speeding up their applications. Nova Scotia Immigration Immigration is central to Nova Scotia's past, its present and its future. 13
  14. 14. Provincial Program The province's program has a number of streams, including skilled workers, those who wish to come work in a family business and those with strong ties to a community in Nova Scotia. International Students Recently the province has also begun strong efforts to encourage international students who graduate from the province's universities to stay here. 14 Nova Scotia An Advantageous Place to Live and Work
  15. 15. Working in Food Processing Industry 15 Nova Scotia has a rich and varied history in Food Processing. Our manufacturing ranges from small cottage industries to internationally traded commodities. Food safety is critical in this complex and ever changing field. Rich and Varied History The food and beverage industry is a key contributor to Nova Scotia’s economy. The industry is the third largest employer in the goods sector. 3rd Largest Employer The industry encompasses primary production in the fishery, agriculture, and food processing. Seafood processing is particularly important to the province’s economy, representing about 41% of output in the food industries. Seafood Important
  16. 16. Top Food Processing Companies In Nova Scotia 16 Processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood  Industry Sector: Food & Beverage  Total Employees: 1,496  Revenue: $947,300,648  Assets: $676,358,303 . High Liner Foods Incorporated Lunenburg, NS Processor and distributor of ice cream and related novelties  Industry Sector: Food & Beverage  Total Employees: 385  Revenue: $129,768,000  Assets: $94,000,000 Scotsburn Dairy Group Scotsburn, NS Fisherman’s Market International Halifax, NS Vertically integrated seafood Companies  Industry Sector: Food & Beverage  Total Employees: 1,400  Revenue: $388,659,000  Assets: $414,582,000 Clearwater Seafoods Limited Bedford, NS Trucorp Investments Incorporated Truro, NS Meat processor of Chris Brothers and Bonte brands  Industry Sector: Food & Beverage  Total Employees: 194  Revenue: $61,579.669  Assets: $14,142,341 Seafood wholesaler and processor  Industry Sector: Food & Beverage  Total Employees: 164  Revenue: $51,973,000  Assets: $12,842,000
  17. 17. Pre-arrival Food Safety Management Training (PAFSMT) Program The Food Processing HR Council (FPHRC) has developed the world’s FIRST program to prepare Canadian newcomers for the food manufacturing industry. The Pre-arrival Food Safety Management Training (PAFSMT) Program will provide employment-related and self-paced training preparing potential pre-arrival immigrant workers for careers in the Canadian food and beverage manufacturing industry. Smoothly integrate into the Canadian economy with food manufacturing experience and education. A quicker transition to employment An opportunity to “Canadianize” their skills making them a candidate of choice amongst employers. Prepare for the Canadian Labour Market Be Qualified to Work in Nova Scotia 17
  18. 18. OPPORTUNITY Do you have experience in food manufacturing in your home country? The Pre-Arrival Food Safety Management Training Program is an online training curriculum, designed to prepare pre-arrival clients for viable careers in the Canadian food and beverage processing industry. Client applications to first be accepted for admission by February 1st, 2016 Participants have thirty (30) days to complete the online program Seeking Economic Immigrants who have received Pre-Arrival status (including the applicant and their family) Three (3) program levels; 22 courses in total