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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CLB 5-8

ISANS offers English classes to help immigrants learn the language they need to function in the workplace and in the community.

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SkillsMatch Online Recruitment Tool

ISANS Skills Match features pre-screened, internationally educated professionals who have the skills you need. ISANS clients have worked with an employment specialist and are ready to work in Canada. Login to SkillsMatch Online Recruitment Tool Now!

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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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Business Training

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

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Business Counselling

Through our Business Counselling services, you will receive one-on-one support before, during, and after you open your business.

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Fostering Immigrant Women-Owned Businesses

Did you know that ISANS has a free 10-week program to help immigrant women entrepreneurs learn more about business development? Our next Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Program (IWEP) sessions start on January 12, 2021! NOTE: The 10-week session starting on January 12 is now full and is no longer accepting clients. To add your name to the…

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Small Business Week – ISANS Celebrates Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Join us today, October 21, from 4 pm to 6 pm for an exciting Zoom event to celebrate Small Business Week! This event will feature a two-hour, virtual celebration of the ingenuity, perseverance, and success of Nova Scotian immigrant small businesses. Listen to Nova Scotian immigrant small business owners inspirational entrepreneurial stories and learn more…

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Immigrant Success Stories Series – Shivani Dhamija

Shivani immigrated to Canada in 2011 and was unable to find a job in her field. Not one to be discouraged – she started an Indian Meal Delivery business. Many opportunities unfolded for her. Shivani’s Kitchen was launched – producing authentic, bold spices, ready to use sauces and samosas so customers could experience the bold…

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