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In-Person Workshop Series for Arabic Speakers: Introduction to Nova Scotia (May 23 – June 21)

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 21, 2023

If you speak Arabic and are new to Nova Scotia, you are invited to participate in the upcoming Introduction to Nova Scotia series. This is a 10-day course that gives you essential information about living in Nova Scotia and Canada. It will cover topics such as:

Government Programs and Community Services

Canada’s system and government  ●  Benefit programs  ●  Citizenship  ●  Canada’s tax system  ●  Immigrant services  ●  Community programs


Canadian Money  ●  Bank accounts and bank cards  ●  Budgeting and planning for life events  ●  Insurance  ●  Saving money  ●  Shopping  ●  Scam and fraud protection


Canada’s health care system  ●  Health cards  ●  Private health insurance  ●  Home safety  ●  Hospitals  ● Dealing with emergencies  ●  Finding a family doctor  ●  Healthy living  ●  Mental health and wellness


Public schools  ●  Rules and expectations  ●  Sick days  ●  School transportation  ●  School programs and services  ●  School closures  ●  English language support  ●  Continuing education opportunities  ●  Student loans and scholarships


Employment laws in Nova Scotia  ●  Employment services at ISANS  ●  Job-search strategies  ●  Resumes and cover letters  ●  Volunteering  ●  Networking  ●  Canadian workplace culture

To participate in this workshop series, you need to:

  • Be a registered client of ISANS
  • Speak and understand Arabic

*Childcare may be available. Please speak to the contact person below.

*Certificate of completion will be awarded for full course participation (8 to 10 sessions).

To register, and for more information, please contact:

Alex Rudcovski  |  902-406-3320  |  arudcovski@isans.ca


June 13
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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ISANS Mumford
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120
Halifax, B3L4P1
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