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.

Top Three Reasons to Use ISANS Community Integration Services

ISANS supports individuals, communities, and organizations to become more welcoming, and we facilitate intercultural opportunities for all of us to learn together. With our programs and services, you will help us build a community where all belong and grow.

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Building a Community Where All Can Belong and Grow

ISANS offers programs to help build your understanding of an immigrant’s experience, and to help you be at the forefront of welcoming them to the community. Our programs will help immigrants feel more at home here in Nova Scotia, from individual interactions in the community, to growing the supports community organizations can offer them.

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Welcome Events

ISANS works with community partners to host welcoming events for immigrants, which help them feel safe and at home in their new communities. From community-wide potlucks to volunteering opportunities, you can join us to build a community where all can belong and grow.

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Building Connections in the Community

The Community Connections Program is designed to help you settle into the community through recreational activities and peer supports. Whether you’d like to become a volunteer or plant food in one of our community gardens, you will connect with your new home and community in meaningful ways for you and your family.


Check out all the programs and services our community integration team offers to help you on your settlement journey.

Impact Stories

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ISANS provides settlement and integration programs and services to immigrants who are in or destined for communities across Nova Scotia. Through our programs and services, we help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia.

As the front door to many of Nova Scotia’s immigrants, we seek to create a community where all can belong and grow, building a stronger Nova Scotia and Canada for all.


Latest Updates From ISANS

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2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

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Change is inevitable, change will always happen, but you have to apply direction to change, and that's when it's progress. - Doug Baldwin

New “Compass Dialogues” offer online space to discuss social movements

Launching on January 20, ISANS is starting a new discussion series called “Compass Dialogues.” Open...