Skilled Newcomer Training Incentive Bond Project

Are you an internationally trained professional who is having a hard time finding relevant employment? There are many barriers that can prevent you from securing full-time employment in your field, such as a lack of credential recognition, not enough Canadian work experience or awareness of Canadian workplace culture, and few networking opportunities. Thankfully, the Skilled…

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ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards 2022

On October 18, we were proud to host our third annual ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards at Halifax Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall. We want to thank everyone who came out to support the positive impact immigrant business have on the prospering Nova Scotia economy. We also thank our sponsors, every business that was nominated, and…

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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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ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition: We have a Winner!

Nine women entrepreneurs went head-to-head in the inaugural ISANS Immigrant Women Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, with Lurinda Swanepoel’s Medika Beauty Institute coming out on top. When asked how the event will impact her business, Swanepoel said, “This competition has helped me further build my skills and network. Winning this competition will help me with my e-commerce…

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Onboarding Employer Engagement

In this program, our onboarding employer engager works directly with employers across mainland Nova Scotia to build their capacity to hire and retain immigrants.

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Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program (IWEP)

If you’re an immigrant woman and entrepreneur, our Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program (IWEP) will help you develop and/or enhance your current entrepreneurial skills on the road to becoming an independent business owner.

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Professional Practice Program

The Professional Practice Program can help you build professional networks, obtain local work references, learn about Canadian work culture, and gain Canadian experience in your profession.

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Business Training

ISANS business workshops and seminars help newcomers start and grow a successful business.

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