In 2006, FANE signed its first co-operation agreements with the federal government, represented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the provincial government, represented by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, to develop promotion, recruitment, intake and integration capacity with a view to attracting French-speaking newcomers to Nova Scotia and encouraging them to remain in the province. Under these agreements and with continuing government support, Immigration Francophone Nouvelle-Écosse offers a variety of services free of charge to French-speaking newcomers to Nova Scotia.
· To increase the number of French-speaking newcomers who choose to settle in Nova Scotia, and to encourage them to remain in the province;
· To assist these newcomers with their integration in the province, and more specifically, in the Acadian and Francophone community; and
· To increase the intake and integration capacity of Nova Scotia’s Acadian and Francophone community.
To achieve these objectives, several key organizations in the community have come together under a Steering Committee to put together an action plan supporting the continued growth of Francophone immigration in Nova Scotia.