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.


Another successful SupperNOVA

A photo and video recap of the SupperNOVA community potluck on March 10.


Ghada Gabr works with province to continue pharmacy’s diversity

Get to know pharmacy owner Ghada Gabr, who works with ISANS to help internationally-trained pharmacists prepare to work in Canada.


Hockey program introduces Syrian children to Canada’s game

About 30 recent immigrants ages 5 to 13 took their first hockey lessons in Halifax.

Changes to Immigration Loans Program

Adjustments to Canada’s Immigration Loans Program include reduced interest and a delayed repayment period.


Jennifer Watts to be ISANS new Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the ISANS’ Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that after an extensive process led by a Board Governance Committee, Jennifer Watts will assume the role of ISANS Chief Executive Officer effective April 1st, 2018. Jennifer is a proven and respected leader in our community.  She has an effective, thoughtful voice…


Apply now: Youth photography workshop

Youth with refugee experience can apply to explore social justice through photography. Participants will receive professional training and funding.


Tareq Hadhad on building a successful business in Canada as a refugee

Tareq Hadhad, 26, talks to the Globe and Mail about founding Peace by Chocolate and building a successful business as a refugee.


Business Voice: Apparent in Foresight

Why Halifax is the Next Singapore: Business strategist Lokapriya Jena identifies critical factors in putting Halifax on the map.

Celebrate African Heritage Month 2018 African Nova Scotian Affairs

Celebrate African Heritage Month 2018

The 2018 African Heritage Month theme “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community” honours and pays homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. The theme embraces education and encourages all Nova Scotians to learn…


Decade for People of African Descent recognized by Canada

PMO, Ottawa, Ontario, January 30, 2018. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent. This Decade, which spans from 2015 to 2024, is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions people of African descent have made to Canadian society.…