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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.


Pathways to Community: ISANS Open House 2022

On Tuesday December 6th, we held our first in-person open house since the onset of the pandemic. We’re thrilled at the number of people who attended, and we’re grateful we were able to share our work, and the work of our partners, with the community at large. At ISANS, we understand there are many pathways…

ISANS' Digital Navigation Team at the 2022 TechForward Awards

ISANS Wins Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award from Digital Nova Scotia

We’re thrilled to announce that, last Thursday evening, November 17, ISANS’ Digital Navigation Team was presented with the Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award from Digital Nova Scotia at their 2022 Tech Forward Awards. Annually, the Tech Forward Awards recognize a company or organization who are making a difference in Nova Scotia’s technology sector. Of the…


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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New Mural – Mi’kmaki, by Lorne Julien – Adorns the Walls of ISANS’ Office

Artist Lorne Julien in front of his mural at ISANS For Mi’kmaq History Month 2022, ISANS commissioned Mi’kmaw artist Lorne Alexander Julien to create murals for our Mumford office with the theme of “Welcome.” We installed this painting, titled Mi’kmaki, just past our reception desk in our atrium. We’re so excited that this art will…

Mi'kmaq History Month art by Chelsea Brooks

Celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month

Mi’kmaq History Month art, “We are all Treaty People,” by Mi’kmaw artist Chelsea Brooks No matter where you live, the land you call home has its roots in Indigenous history. Indigenous peoples were the first to live and hunt on it, to forage it and cultivate it, to fish in the rivers and seas, and…

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Commemorating Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Just last year, the Canadian government declared September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the children who never returned home from residential schools, the Survivors of those schools, as well as their families and communities. This day coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which is an Indigenous-led, grassroots, commemorative day that…

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Update: ISANS will be open on Tuesday, September 27th

ISANS offices will be open at September 27th. Programs and services will be offered as usual unless you receive a different message from your ISANS’ staff person.

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ISANS Offices Closed Monday, September 19

ISANS offices will be closed and all classes, meetings and events are cancelled on Monday, September 19th in respect of the National Day of Mourning for Queen Elizabeth II.


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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Wanderers New Canadians Night

Halifax’s professional soccer team, the HFX Wanderers, held its first annual New Canadians Night on June 30, 2022. It was a warm and sunny evening, and hundreds of newcomers and locals alike gathered in the heart of the city to watch the Wanderers take on Atlético Ottawa. For this event, the Wanderers partnered with ISANS,…