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.

Bridging the Gap for Internationally Educated Early Childhood Educators (IE ECEs)

There is a strong labour market demand for early childhood educators (ECEs) in Nova Scotia. Yet, immigrant job seekers – despite their desire and ability to contribute to this sector – are not able to help address this demand. Many newcomers who are trained, experienced, or interested in working in the early childhood education (ECE)…

Statement on the Deadly Attack in London, ON

The ISANS community is heartbroken by the hate-fueled attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario that has shaken the Muslim community across the country to its core. We extend our condolences to the family and community members. To counter the destabilizing feelings these attacks can sow, ISANS will continue to strive to build a…

ISANS Certified as an Accredited Testing Centre

ISANS is now an accredited language test centre for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and the Canadian Academic English Language Computer Edition (CAEL CE) tests. Proof of English and/or French language proficiency can be a requirement for education, regulated professions, immigration applications, and Canadian Citizenship. As Nova Scotia welcomes more immigrants, the…

Statement on the 215 Children Discovered at the Former Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia

We acknowledge we are on unceded traditional Mi’kmaq territory and we are grateful for the Peace and Friendship treaties. At ISANS, as we work to settle newcomers to Nova Scotia, we honour and respect the Indigenous people of this land. The ISANS Community joins many others who are devastated to hear of the news of…

ISANS Interpreters: An Essential Workforce!

Language interpretation is an essential service for many newcomers, especially for those with limited English language proficiency. In the past year, ISANS interpreters enabled 750 newcomers to access and engage in services essential to their settlement journey. These interpreters supported the communication between clients and staff in many key areas, including refugee resettlement, health, orientation,…

ISANS CEO Jennifer Watts On Nova Scotia’s One-Stop Shop For Immigrant Settlement

ISANS CEO, Jennifer Watts, sat down with Don Mills to talk about how to improve immigrant retention in Atlantic Canada, and how ISANS supports immigrants pre and post-arrival.

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ISANS Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month! Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to reflect on, learn more about, and celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions Asian Canadians have made to and continue to make to our society, economy, and country. When we engage in meaningful intercultural dialogue, we are directly creating communities where all…

ISANS’ Offices are Closed as of April 27th. Only Services by Phone or Online

As of April 27th, ISANS’s offices will be closed. We will only be offering virtual and online services during this time. There will be no on-site services or reception for two weeks. We will reassess our office closure and virtual service delivery by Friday, May 7th. If you have questions regarding your program and service,…

As of April 23rd, ISANS will be offering only virtual or online service and programs due to new COVID-19 restrictions in Nova Scotia.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, ISANS will be moving back to modified program delivery on Friday, April 23rd. These modifications will include limitations with onsite activities for both staff and clients across ISANS four sites. These site changes include: ISANS Mumford: Open to clients and staff on a restricted basis 8:30-4:30 daily.…