I had been practically living in theshiplists.com consider NS and NB as ports as I know through my research I noted many of the people had notations traveling by CNR. Or travelling with family upon arrival. And did not remain here, the NS archives holds the record books for St Peter's which was the active RC church until 1801 however they married buried and blessed people until 1830. I am in those reels a lot.
Good luck! And if you need a person on the ground I am a yodel away!