Employment Counselling and Case Management

An Employment Specialist will help you create a special plan of action for your employment and career goals and needs.

About the Program

Employment Counselling
An Employment Specialist will help you create a special plan of action for your employment and career goals and needs.

Employment specialists can refer you to any of the following programs, according to your work action plan:

  • Job Search Workshops (online and in-class)
  • Atlantic Immigrant Career Pathway Loan Fund (AICLF)
  • Bridge to Work Program
  • International Pharmacy Graduates Bridging Program
  • Internationally Educated Dental Professionals Bridging Program
  • International Medical Graduates Bridging Program
  • Internationally Educated Nurses Orientation Program
  • Internationally Educated Engineers Bridging Program
  • Internationally Educated Architects Bridging Program
  • Work-based Trades Practical Assessment
  • Professional Driving Training (not on the website)
  • Financial Services Bridging Program
  • Bridging the Gap for Internationally Educated Accountants (CPAs) (Not on the website)
  • Long-term Care Aid Bridging Program (Not on the website)
  • Internationally Educated Early Childhood Educators Bridging Program (Not on the website)
  • Carpenters Bridging Program (Not on the website)
  • Immigrant Youth Career Exploration
  • Immigrant Youth Employability Programs (I had to search for youth programs to find it - not listed as part of the employment programs)
  • Youth Explore (Not on the website)
  • Wage Subsidy for Refugees
  • Aspire Altantic (Construction management,Home renovation and Manufacturing) (Not on the website)
  • Professional Practice and Professional Mentorship Programs
  • Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST) program
  • Visible Minority Newcomer Women at Work Program
  • Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (Not on the website)
  • Employment Nova Scotia Programs: START, Skills Development, Job Creation Partnership, and Self Employment Benefits

Your Employment Specialist can help you in-person, pre-arrival or at distance to:

  • develop a get-to-work action plan
  • create and target your resume and cover letter
  • navigate the pathways to licensure in your field and apply for financial support through the Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund (AICLF)
  • seek informational interviews with potential employers
  • learn job search techniques, interview skills and understand Canadian workplace culture
  • connect with employment opportunities and receive job development support

To be eligible for Employment Counselling you must:

  • Be interested in working in Nova Scotia
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Born outside Canada
  • Register as an ISANS client
  • Work hand in hand with your Employment Specialist to reach your career goals

To make an appointment with an Employment Specialist please contact: 902-423-3607 or Toll-free in Nova Scotia: 1-866-431-6472


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Phone: 902-423-3607
Toll free in Nova Scotia: 1-866-431-6472
Fax: 902-423-3154

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Phone: 902-406-7794

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