That's basically accurate. The province it pretty much broke. Cost of living can be cheap though, I found it was a lot cheaper than ON, but I'm in Toronto so that's probably why
Out of curiosity, why NS? Alberta has a much better job market, plus 2 med schools to apply to. Or, moving to NB would give you IP status for both MUN and Dal would it not?
Practical considerations aside, Maritimers are probably the nicest, most laid-back people you will ever meet and lots of fun