The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched a Newcomers’ Guide to help attract and retain immigrants to the province.


At the launch last week, Mayor Peter Kelly said he hopes the guide will help immigrants make a smooth transition.


“People must navigate unfamiliar government processes, locate places to live, find their way around, open bank accounts, register for schools — all the things we take for granted,” he said in a release.


The guide includes help on connecting with cultural groups, resources for learning English and help for international students and their families. It can be found in HRM libraries, though customer service and call centres, and online at