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.

Gain experience and start your licensing process

Our profession-specific bridging programs offer:

  • access to accurate information about the licensure process in your field
  • training sessions and workshops with experts in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and finance
  • opportunities to complete work-based engineering or trade competency assessments with a Nova Scotian employer

Begin by meeting with an Employment Specialist who will help you create a special plan of action for your short and long-term goals, and who will recommend appropriate programs for you.

ISANS Employment & Bridging Programs

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Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work

If you are a visible minority, newcomer woman who needs help finding employment in your…

Trades Practical Assessment

Do you want to demonstrate your skills to a potential employer in your trade? Are…

Strategies for IELTS™

In this course for newcomers who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 6…

Strategies for CELBAN

Strategies for CELBAN is an online course for internationally educated nurses who plan to take…


Explore employment opportunities in Nova Scotia

Orientation and Communication Skills for Engineers

In this six-month course for internationally educated engineering professionals (engineers and technical professionals), you will…


Regulated Professions

If you work in a regulated profession, you will need a license, certificate or registration to practice in your field. The pathway to licensure for your profession will show you how to get your qualifications assessed and recognized.

The professions listed on this page will provide you with information about:

  • Pathways to licensure
  • Profession-specific programs
  • Alternative careers
  • Resources and links

For more help, or if your occupation isn’t listed, please contact your Employment Specialist.

Multi-Stakeholder Work Groups

To build a fair system for assessing and recognizing international qualifications, ISANS leads Multi-stakeholder Work Groups. Each work group focuses on a specific profession. Their purpose is to make sure pathways are fair, unnecessary requirements are removed, and programs are developed to help skilled immigrants get licensed and start working in their fields.

Each work group includes representatives from the regulatory body, government, educational institutions, professional associations, employers, unions, and ISANS. The groups also include representatives of internationally educated immigrants. In this way, your voice is heard, your concerns are expressed, and your ideas are brought to the table.

Get more information about multi-stakeholder work groups.

This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program and Government of Nova Scotia’s International Qualifications Recognition Program