Immigrating to Cape Breton
A welcoming and hospitable people, Cape Bretoners come from many different backgrounds. From the proud Mi’kmaq nation, the first people of this land, to early immigrants from Scotland and France, to a more recent industrial wave of settlers from the Carribean, Italy, Ukraine and beyond, Cape Breton is comprised of islanders from all over the world.
Here are some resources to help learn about the immigration process, and how you can make Cape Breton home.
The Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration
The Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration is dedicated to welcoming newcomers to Cape Breton Island. CBICI works to orient, support, connect, advocate on behalf of, and otherwise meet the needs of newcomers in service of their successful settlement in Cape Breton.
Nova Scotia Immigration
Official immigration website of the Government of Nova Scotia. Immigrants have helped make Nova Scotia a vibrant, dynamic society in which everyone can build their dreams.
Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship
Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
ISANS provides a wide range of services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, from family counselling to English in the Workplace.
Rural-Urban Immigration Pilot Project
Cape Breton University worked on this project with Island-wide partners to assess the needs and current issues surrounding immigration to Cape Breton and encourage permanent settlement in our communities.
Welcome to Cape Breton
A portal website with information and links about moving, investing, studying and living on Cape Breton Island.
Destination Cape Breton
Where you want to embark on a wild adventure, delve into a cultural discovery, or take the road less traveled, larger than life experiences are just a step ahead. Visit the official Tourism site for Cape Breton Island.
Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University is nestled in the heart of Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, it is said that Sydney is the best of both worlds, offering the amenities of a medium-sized, urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town.