July 2022 Podcast from our Employer Engagement Speaker Series

isans · BWI JULY 2022 Podcast – Employer Engagement Speaker Series In this series hosted by our Business, Workforce, and Integration (BWI) team, our focus is to bring employer-related issues forward by highlighting employers and employer-related supports throughout Nova Scotia. On this podcast episode, we’re talking to Stephanie Jones, who is a proud, second-generation McDonald’s…

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Statement on the Conflict in Ukraine

Today, February 24th, Ukraine was invaded by Russian forces as part of a large-scale offensive across the country. Early reports indicate widespread military action across Ukraine that is causing loss of life and large-scale fleeing of civilians away from the frontlines. We at ISANS understand that these events unfolding in Ukraine can be very distressing…

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New Canadians Spread a Love for Reading through National Adopt-a-Reader Campaign

From February 18 – March 1 this year, more than 65 newcomer families from across Halifax Regional Municipality participated in the national Adopt-a-Reader campaign presented by Mothers Matter in partnership with TD Bank and First Book Canada. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program at ISANS helps immigrant parents support their pre-school…

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#BalanceForBetter: ISANS celebrates International Women’s Day

I will support all women rights. No matter how badly someone treats you, never drop down to their level. Remain calm, stay strong, and walk away.

International Women’s Day, March 8,  is recognized globally as a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Celebrated for over a century, International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for creating a more gender-balanced world. To celebrate the day, students in a level 5 English class spent the…

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Launch of Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program Resource

The Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program (NSPRAP) has launched a new resource website to help ensure international medical graduate (IMG) physicians who wish to practice family medicine in Nova Scotia possess appropriate clinical skills and knowledge to provide quality patient care. The website also serves to provide more information about pre-screening, screening and selection. To visit…

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ISANS announces the continuation of Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program through $13.1 million in funding from IRCC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced $13.1 million dollars in funding for ISANS to continue its Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) program. This groundbreaking program developed and overseen by ISANS ensures that immigrants arrive prepared for their new life in Canada.

“Our mission is to help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia. This funding will allow us to better prepare newcomers for their arrival in Canada through SOPA’s expanded pre-arrival services, alleviating some of the stresses associated with the settlement process,” says Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS…

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Prospects of Internationally Educated Engineers In Canada

By:  Pushpendra Singh, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (An aspiring Professional Engineer) for Engineers Nova Scotia’s publication The Engineer, Fall 2018 edition Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) are professionals who have migrated from different countries to Canada in search of better opportunities, lifestyle and a work-life balance. It also gives opportunities to implement the latest technology and design principles, build and…

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Open House & Showcasing the best of ISANS

You could feel the holiday spirit in the air at this year’s Open House on Wednesday, December 12, where more than 400 people passed through our doors. We want to thank everyone who stopped in to say hello! Visitors had the opportunity to network, learn about ISANS programs and services, browse the business marketplace, bid on items…

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ISANS hosts TESL NS Fall Conference

ISANS was host to the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Nova Scotia (NS) Fall Conference on Saturday, November 17. More than 100 EAL teachers and program administrators came together to network and share their knowledge and best practices for inclusive teaching. The conference included four keynote speakers, 14 workshops, a book exchange,…

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