Build your future here with ISANS

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.

Celebrate African Heritage Month 2020

Each February, African Heritage Month honours the legacy of Black Canadians.  The theme of this year’s African Heritage Month is “Ties that Bind: Faith, Family and Community,” which acknowledges the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency, and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community. Falling under the “Recognition” pillar of the International Decade for…

Call for Nominations – ISANS Board of Directors

Do you want to help shape the future of Nova Scotia? Join ISANS Board of Directors today! Apply now. ISANS is a leading not-for-profit organization in Atlantic Canada. We provide a wide range of services to immigrants, including settlement, language training, employment assistance, business and family counselling, and child care. Our 300+ staff serve 9,000+…

Immigration numbers growing under pilot

Interest in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in Nova Scotia has more than doubled in the past six months. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed.

January is Mentoring Month! Learn about Mentorship through ISANS

Have you ever wondered about becoming a mentor? Look no further because our Professional Mentorship Program offers an enriching experience for you to share your skills and expertise. We match locally established professionals with internationally-trained immigrants and newcomers. Mentors provide insights, advice, connections, moral support and guidance on networking and breaking into the job market…

ISANS shares knowledge

By Heather Brimicombe, The Advocate, November 22, 2017.  Employers in Pictou County got the chance to learn more about how to welcome others into their workplace with the help of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Works: Career Connections worked over the past three weeks to set up the event that saw an…

Investing in talent from abroad pays off

Immigrants from across the globe bring skills and work ethic to Nova Scotian businesses
As most of you may know, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2,500 Syrian refugees in 2016. By accepting these refugees, our province took on the responsibility of creating a foundation for each of these families to grow — the two pillars for this foundation are education and employment…

The Mentoring Partnership

It’s National Volunteer Week, and we want to take a moment to tell you more about one of our volunteer roles: the Professional Mentor. As a mentor, you not only help an new Canadian, you have an opportunity to learn from the relationship and develop your professional skills. You share insight into the Canadian workplace…