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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,…

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Request for Proposals: Research and Evaluation for ISANS’ Internationally Educated Nursing (IEN) Orientation Program

ISANS is looking for a consultant to conduct research about the needs of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who would like to obtain licensure in Nova Scotia. As part of this research, the consultant will also conduct a formal evaluation of the existing IEN Orientation program, assessing its strengths and the additional needs it could address…

ISANS Award 2022 Winner

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Learn English Nova Scotia (LENS) as the recipient of this year’s ISANS Award. The ISANS Award recognizes an individual, community group, business or employer who has demonstrated exceptional and innovative efforts in welcoming immigrants to Nova Scotia and in assisting them to integrate successfully into…

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Learn about Indigenous Culture and History with us

In honour of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we’re sharing some of the ways we’ve been learning about, and also educating about, Indigenous culture and history. As part of our commitment to reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, as well as our commitment to equity, diversity, and…

ISANS Strategic Initiatives Advisor, Nabiha Atallah, with Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser

ISANS Participates in Global Forum at United Nations Headquarters in NYC

ISANS Strategic Initiatives Advisor, Nabiha Atallah, with Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser From May 17-20, ISANS had the honour of participating in the United Nations International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) at UN headquarters in New York City to review the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). The GCM is the…

Hadayat Rahimi (center) with his volleyball colleagues and youth team.

Hadayat Rahimi: A Humanitarian’s Journey from Afghanistan to Canada

Hadayat Rahimi (center) with his volleyball colleagues and youth team. When you spend time at ISANS, you’re bound to hear one of the many captivating histories that fill our offices and classrooms. We serve a hugely diverse population of immigrants, and we have staff from more than 70 different countries, each with a unique story…

Upcoming Information Sessions: 2022 Private Refugee Sponsorship

Thank you to those who completed the interest form for ISANS’ 2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship application. The form has now been closed. We will be holding information sessions about ISANS’ 2022 Private Sponsorship of Refugee (PSR) selection and application process as well as the new federal Operation Afghan Safety initiative. The information sessions about PSR…

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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…

Thank You, Volunteers! Volunteering is Empathy in Action

This National Volunteer Week (April 24-30), we have been celebrating the contributions of volunteers around Canada. This year’s theme is Volunteering Is Empathy In Action: Volunteers Bring Heart To Canada’s Communities. We want to take this opportunity to thank all ISANS volunteers who have supported and continue to support ISANS programs. Your invaluable work helps…