Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership shares immigration-related facts in new documentsAugust 19, 2020

Cape Breton Island, NS – To grow Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s economy, we must grow its population.  Increasing immigration and welcoming newcomers to the Island are key components of that equation.

In an effort to help Cape Bretoners to better understand the immigration landscape, the Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) has created two resource documents: Immigration in Cape Breton, a Glossary of Common Terms; and Cape Breton Immigration, Important Facts.

There are a number of common terms that Cape Bretoners may come across in the news or when having a conversation about immigration. Immigration in Cape Breton, a Glossary of Common Terms provides a list of those terms and their definitions to promote clear communication about immigration.

Cape Breton Immigration, Important Facts provides useful information about Cape Breton immigrants, such as what municipalities they have settled in, birth countries, mother tongues and economic impacts.

“We know that many Cape Bretoners are eager to learn more about immigration and the settlement of newcomers in Cape Breton and we are happy to offer the answers to some frequently asked questions in a clear and engaging format,” says Kailea Pedley, CBLIP Program Manager. “We hope that quick access to accurate information that is specific to Cape Breton will be helpful as we continue to engage in dialogues about immigration on the Island.”

The CBLIP is an initiative of the Cape Breton Partnership and supported by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  One of the mandates of the CBLIP is to raise public awareness around the needs of newcomers and the benefits of immigration in Cape Breton. Other areas of focus of the CBLIP include: improving the coordination of services for newcomers, fostering welcoming communities, and supporting community-led research and planning.

The content for the documents was drawn from publicly available information, primarily from Statistics Canada and from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Both documents are available at


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Jeremy Martell
Cape Breton Partnership

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The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit