ISANS is the leading immigrant settlement service agency in Atlantic Canada, serving 15,000+ clients annually in 104 communities across Nova Scotia, through many kinds of services—language, settlement, community integration, business development, and employment—both in person and online.

Our Board

ISANS Board of Directors is made up by a dynamic team who are leaders within their respective professions. As a registered charity, our Board of Directors help ensure the sustainable, equitable, and strategic implementation of ISANS’ mission and vision.

Careers at ISANS

Ready for an exciting and rewarding career supporting immigrants and immigration to the province of Nova Scotia? ISANS is the employer for you, with competitive benefits, and an inclusive and safe work environment to grow your career. Start your journey with us today.

History of ISANS

As an organization, ISANS has a rich history nearly as diverse as the newcomers we serve—a history filled with growth  and opportunities for learning, nurtured by the passion and dedication of all who have walked through our doors.

Annual Reports

Our annual report shows the impacts of ISANS, one snapshot at a time. Strong and sustainable stewardship is a core principle of our organization, and we have the latest Public Sector Compensation Reports here.

Strategic Plan

ISANS' Strategic Plan was launched at our 2017 Annual General Meeting. The strategic plan is supported by four pillars that help ground and guide our work with immigrants, staff, community members, partners, and policy makers.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Helping immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia.

Our Vision

A community where all can belong and grow.

Our Values


We demonstrate diversity by valuing and respecting differences in experiences and perspectives, believing in everyone’s ability to enrich Canadian society through their unique contributions.


We demonstrate inclusion by welcoming and respecting the diversity in our community and fostering a sense of belonging in all.


We demonstrate respect by encouraging an environment of fairness, honesty, and integrity for all clients, partners, and colleagues.


We demonstrate collaboration by building relationships in which we can share responsibilities and ideas, and work together to enhance opportunities for all.


We demonstrate innovation through service excellence by being creative and flexible, by being responsive to clients and partners, and by continually seeking new opportunities.


We demonstrate accountability by acknowledging responsibility for our services, tools, actions, and decisions by being transparent and principled in our approach to people and situations.