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.

Celebrating Our Volunteers: The Value of One, The Power of Many

Across the country, we are celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 18 – 24. This year’s theme is The Value of One, The Power of Many. Volunteer Canada describes it as an opportunity to reflect “on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards…

ISANS Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Vaccines are vital to our public health. At ISANS, we continue to work and support our government to create healthy communities that are safe from COVID-19. To prevent the spread, our communities must be vaccinated. In the coming months, ISANS will support Canada’s vaccination plan by sharing accurate information and by encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as…

Bridging the Gap – ISANS receives funding to support newcomers looking to work in carpentry and personal care work fields

More personal care workers and carpenters will prepare to join the workforce through our new program, Bridging the Gap for Personal Care Workers and Carpenters. This specialized employment support is possible thanks to $497,000 in funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education’s Back to Work Community Partnership Initiative. The Honorable Lena…

2021 Private Refugee Sponsorship Application Update

Be advised the 2021 ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship selection process will remain the same as last year. ISANS is selecting applications from the interest forms we received in 2019. We will not accept new interest forms for 2021. Please note, ISANS Private Refugee Sponsorship staff are not involved in selection decisions. Individuals or groups interested…

New Resource for Internationally Educated Engineers

Engineering in Nova Scotia is a website designed to provide Internationally Educated Engineers (IEEs) in Nova Scotia or pre-arrival, with detailed information about the engineering landscape in NS and Canada. As an IEE, you will learn about the Canadian engineering history, engineering in NS, licensure process, labour market information and working in NS. The website…

Best Wishes for Everyone Celebrating Nowruz

Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, is celebrated during the Spring Equinox. The last day of winter featured a snow storm for Nova Scotia, but this weekend we’re happy to feel the temperatures warming up and can’t wait to see the flowers to start blooming! The graphic above features some of the traditions of…

Celebrating Irish Heritage

If you are a newcomer in Nova Scotia, you may be wondering why so many people are wearing green today. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day, which started in the 1600s when the Vatican recognized it as a Saint’s day. What started as a Christian (primarily Catholic) holiday became a bigger celebration of Irish culture.…

Celebrating women’s leadership and diversity

Happy International Women’s Day!   Today we celebrate with the United Nations theme, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating…

Inclusive Family-Friendly Learning

Meet Bear and Rabbit, friends of our Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers, students and parents! These characters help teach important lessons in an adorable family-friendly way.   “Bear and Rabbit are child-friendly, which is important as the theory behind our ECE family resources is to include both the parent and the child in the topic,…

ISANS Celebrates African Heritage Month

As ISANS works to help immigrants settle in Nova Scotia, our goal is to share information with our clients and partners about the diverse communities that exist and thrive across this province. As part of that effort, we have launched a new micro-site that is dedicated to the vital legacy of African Nova Scotians and…