ISANS Certified as an Accredited Testing Centre

ISANS is now an accredited language test centre for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and the Canadian Academic English Language Computer Edition (CAEL CE) tests. Proof of English and/or French language proficiency can be a requirement for education, regulated professions, immigration applications, and Canadian Citizenship. As Nova Scotia welcomes more immigrants, the…

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ISANS Interpreters: An Essential Workforce!

Language interpretation is an essential service for many newcomers, especially for those with limited English language proficiency. In the past year, ISANS interpreters enabled 750 newcomers to access and engage in services essential to their settlement journey. These interpreters supported the communication between clients and staff in many key areas, including refugee resettlement, health, orientation,…

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ISANS Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month! Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to reflect on, learn more about, and celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions Asian Canadians have made to and continue to make to our society, economy, and country. When we engage in meaningful intercultural dialogue, we are directly creating communities where all…

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As of April 23rd, ISANS will be offering only virtual or online service and programs due to new COVID-19 restrictions in Nova Scotia.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, ISANS will be moving back to modified program delivery on Friday, April 23rd. These modifications will include limitations with onsite activities for both staff and clients across ISANS four sites. These site changes include: ISANS Mumford: Open to clients and staff on a restricted basis 8:30-4:30 daily.…

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Celebrating Our Volunteers: The Value of One, The Power of Many

Across the country, we are celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 18 – 24. This year’s theme is The Value of One, The Power of Many. Volunteer Canada describes it as an opportunity to reflect “on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards…

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ISANS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Vaccines are vital to our public health. At ISANS, we continue to work and support our government to create healthy communities that are safe from COVID-19. To prevent the spread, our communities must be vaccinated. In the coming months, ISANS will support Canada’s vaccination plan by sharing accurate information and by encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as…

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Bridging the Gap – ISANS receives funding to support newcomers looking to work in carpentry and personal care work fields

More personal care workers and carpenters will prepare to join the workforce through our new program, Bridging the Gap for Personal Care Workers and Carpenters. This specialized employment support is possible thanks to $497,000 in funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Back to Work Community Partnership Initiative. The Honorable Lena…

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