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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.

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ISANS Story: Over 250 Immigrant Youth in Need Receive Soccer Gear

2021 was a big year, which has us excited for the year ahead. Times are undoubtedly hard, but for us, focusing on the generosity of our incredible partners and the positive impacts they have on our communities is what inspires us to keep going. A great example of just such an impact is the story…

ISANS Virtual Open House 2021

Message from Jennifer Watts, CEO of ISANS Welcome to the 2nd year of our Virtual Open House!  We miss seeing you in person but are excited to share with you the great work and partnerships we have been engaged with over this past year.  This year’s theme of “Pathways to Purpose” speaks to our commitment…

ISANS celebrates 10 years as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

To celebrate a decade as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH), we are sharing 10 facts about our work as a SAH the past 10 years. Did you know ISANS is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)? A Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) is an incorporated organization that has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Minister of Immigration,…

2021 Private Sponsorship Applications Now Open

UPDATE 11/23: We are adding an information session that will be held in person at ISANS Mumford. Please note that in consideration of classroom capacity, we are only able to accommodate 43 attendees. You must register via this link until December 7th to attend. The upcoming sessions are scheduled as follows: Monday, December 6, 2021…

ISANS’ Early Childhood Education Online: Building a Better World for Children, One Paper School Bus at a Time

Every November 20th since 1954, World Children’s Day is celebrated worldwide to promote international togetherness and awareness among children, and to improve children’s welfare. “World Children’s Day,” the UN explains, “offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world…

National Francophone Immigration Week – Semaine nationale de l’immigration francophone 2021

From November 7 to 13, we are celebrating the 9th edition of National Francophone Immigration Week! “Let’s celebrate, savour and discover with an open mind!” This year’s theme is «Une francophonie aux mille saveurs», the thousand flavours of la francophonie. Beyond reminding us of the diversity of the rich Francophone cuisines and tastes, it is…

Calling all Web Developers and Vendors! Request for Proposals: ISANS Business Hub Website

Our Business & Workforce Integration (BWI) team is looking to build a new website – the ISANS Business Hub – to strengthen support for our business clients through an enhanced online presence. Our goal is to connect clients and partners with the resources they need to collaborate, network, and succeed. The website will provide space…

ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards 2021

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s ISANS Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards. Presentation of the awards took place virtually and in person at our Small Business Week event on October 20th at the Halifax Public Library. The recipients and honorable mentions are the following for each award categories: Innovative Business of the Year…

2021 Private Sponsorship Applications Now Open

UPDATE 10/27: We have reopened the interest form as of October 27, 2021. Please visit this link to start your application. If you have previously answered this form prior to October 26, you must restart your application. We are extending the deadline to January 15, 2022. We will be holding two information sessions to answer…

Small Business Week 2021

BDC Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has organized for over 42 years. Every year, close to 10,000 entrepreneurs gather to learn, network, and celebrate the people building businesses across the country. At ISANS, we recognize the positive impact immigrant small businesses have made…