Build your future here with ISANS

Last year, ISANS worked with over 15,000 clients to build a future in Nova Scotia. At ISANS, we help you find your pathway to possibility.

Employment and Bridging Programs

Our knowledgeable team will offer invaluable insight about regulated professions in Nova Scotia. Our profession-specific bridging programs help you navigate the licensure and certification process for several regulated professions in Nova Scotia.

Funding to Support Your Employment Journey

The Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF) is a micro-loan fund for internationally trained immigrants in Atlantic Canada. If you’d like to upgrade your skills or to obtain your license or certification, but financial barriers are getting in your way, the AICLF can help you overcome them

Building an Effective Job Search

ISANS programs help you build the skills you need to find a job in Canada. From job-search strategies, hands-on training for interviews, and employment counseling, we have the workshop and support to help enhance your job search and support you secure that job you desire.


Check out all the programs and services that our employment and bridging team has to offer to help you build your future in Nova Scotia. For more great ISANS programs, check out our program database here.

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Wage Subsidy for Refugees

If you have refugee experience, are looking for an entry-level job in your desired field,…

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…


Explore employment opportunities in Nova Scotia

Professional Practice Program

The Professional Practice Program can help you build professional networks, obtain local work references, learn…

Professional Mentorship Program

Impact Stories

Banpreet Singh Shaney

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.