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.

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ISANS Welcome Ambassador Program: Spreading Love Across Communities

ISANS’ Welcome Ambassador Training Program is a long-standing staple of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion programming. Over time, as the immigration landscape has changed and evolved in Nova Scotia and…

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Elena Zarzhitsky – Learn to Camp testimonial

Nova Scotia is known for many things, but especially its natural beauty, with winding forest trails, coastline views, and many breathtaking waterfalls and rivers.   ISANS’ Community Connections program has…

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You’re Invited! ISANS Open House 2023

ISANS Open House 2023, Tuesday, December 5th We invite you to our special yearly event. We know that when you come to a new place from another country, you have…

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2023 Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards

We had an amazing time celebrating our 2023 Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards event at the Halifax Central Library. Immigrant entrepreneurs are an essential part of this province’s economy and overall success.…

Private Sponsorship of Refugees: How to Express your Interest for 2024

Would you like to privately sponsor a refugee to Nova Scotia in 2024? ISANS is now accepting expressions of interest for anyone who would like to sponsor a refugee or…

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Celebrating Mi’kmaw History Month 2023

Introduction to Mi’kmaw History Month and its significance No matter where you live, the land you call home has its roots in Indigenous history. The region that includes the province…

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New Business Programs from ISANS: Market-Ready and Business Acquisition Support

Our Business Services team has recently launched two new programs for budding and established immigrant entrepreneurs: the Market-Ready Project and the Business Acquisition Support Project. Market-Ready Project The Market-Ready Project…

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2023 ISANS’ Immigrant Entrepreneurship Awards

Join us for an exciting Small Business Week event as we recognize the positive impact immigrant businesses have made on our Nova Scotian economy at our 4th Annual Immigrant Entrepreneurship…

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ISANS is looking for our next leader

In June, ISANS Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Watts, announced her plan to retire next year after more than five years of exceptional leadership. She has been a true beacon for…

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ISANS and EfficiencyOne Announce Partnership Agreement

We are happy to announce a new Strategic Partnership Agreement with EfficiencyOne (E1), designed to increase engagement among the province’s immigrant communities with energy-efficiency opportunities. The agreement will see two…