EduNova Airport Welcome for International students 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30th, 2017

A Warm Nova Scotian Welcome:

Nova Scotia Welcomes 10,000 International Students to the Province

August 30, 2017– Halifax, Nova Scotia—EduNova Cooperative Ltd.

Welcoming international students and supporting them to stay in Nova Scotia post-graduation is incredibly important. Nova Scotia has a strong history of supporting students from across Canada and around the world. Continuing in this spirit, a Warm Nova Scotia Welcome Desk will run at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (August 26th-September 01, 2017) to welcome all students attending education institutions within the province of Nova Scotia.

September is a wonderful time to live in Nova Scotia. The days are crisp and sunny and the leaves are changing. It is also the time of year that students head back to school. In Nova Scotia this is particularly significant as we have more universities per capita than any other province in Canada. From the end of August to early September, over 10,000 international students will descend on the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on their way to various universities and colleges, language schools, and K-12 campuses.

Approximately half of all university students in Nova Scotia come from either other Canadian provinces/territories or from another country, making international education Nova Scotia’s second largest export. 100 percent of language students are international students and over 1600 students in our public and private K-12 schools come from outside of Canada.

The Airport Welcome desk will be staffed by student ambassadors to provide new students with a friendly first point of contact and help them safely reach their destination.

“EduNova is thrilled to work with our members to make sure students feel supported, welcomed, and connected from the moment they first arrive”, states Wendy Luther, EduNova President & CEO. “Furthermore, an Airport Welcome Desk provides a collaborative, province-wide opportunity to showcase Nova Scotia as a place to study and stay.” This project was made possible through funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Nova Scotia’s post-secondary institutions, and Scotiabank. If you would like more information please contact Wendy Luther, President and CEO, EduNova Co-operative Ltd. at 902-424-4058 or email at

Wendy Luther, President and CEO, EduNova Co-operative Ltd.
Telephone: 902-424-4058
Cell: 902-717-0016