Build your future here with ISANS

Last year, ISANS worked with over 10,000 clients to build a future in Nova Scotia. At ISANS, we help you find your pathway to possibility.


We help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia.

To prosper and grow as new Canadians, immigrants choose Nova Scotia for its opportunities, and its welcoming maritime spirit. From newcomer to lifetime Nova Scotian, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) charts a path so all can belong and grow.

ISANS is the leading immigrant settlement service agency in Atlantic Canada, serving 9,000+ clients annually in 104 communities across Nova Scotia, through many kinds of services—language, settlement, community integration and employment—both in person and online.

Through our staff, we bring varied languages, diverse experiences, and unique perspectives that inform our client-centered programming. We provide services in Canada’s official languages—English and French—and in many other languages spoken by our clients. We seek to empower our clients and staff to collaborate, and to learn and grow together—both personally and professionally—through partnership, professionalism and accountability.

As the front door to many of Nova Scotia’s immigrants, we seek to create a community where all can belong and grow, building a stronger Nova Scotia and Canada for all.