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.


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.…

Jakki and Priyanka - one of our latest matches

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…


Deadline for the Public Policy on the Age of Dependants

Do you know an affected family? Reminder! The deadline for adding a child according to the new measures: 31 January 2018 For more information:      

Scenes like this became familiar in Nova Scotia in 2016. Here, the Beechville-Lakeside-Timerberlea refugee sponsorship group welcome the Ali family after a long journey from Syria. (Elizabeth Chiu/CBC)

4,000 new immigrants called Nova Scotia home in 2017

By CBC, January 3, 2018.  Immigration advocates say residents were keen to help newcomers, but settlement challenges remain The Nova Scotia government says 2017 was a banner year for attracting immigrants to the province, with nearly 4,000 newcomers calling Canada’s Ocean Playground home. By late October, 3,845 immigrants had settled here, said Immigration Minister Lena…

For refugee youth new to Canada, pursuing soccer dreams on Canadian soil is an opportunity that one Nova Scotia club is helping make possible. Alexa MacLean/Global

Soccer knows no language: Refugee children welcomed into Nova Scotia soccer community

By Alexa MacLean, Global News, December 22, 2017. The first time they kicked a soccer ball may have been thousands of miles away from Nova Scotia, but now Syrian refugees have a new opportunity to play the “beautiful game.” Like many youth, newcomers are ecstatic whenever they get an opportunity to kick the ball. “Anything,…