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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 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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mi’kmaq History Month 2021

In 1993, Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy declared October as the official month to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and heritage. This year, we reflect on the theme treaty, chosen by the Mi’kmaq History Month committee. Focusing on relationships and the notion that We are All Treaty People, we will reflect…

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Supporting the arrival of Afghanistan refugees in Nova Scotia

The news from Afghanistan is heartbreaking.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and settlement agencies across Canada are responding to this evolving and tragic situation and are supporting the arrival of Afghanistan refugees to Canada. ISANS, as a Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) provider, is involved in this work and we are preparing for arrivals to Nova Scotia. We will…