Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Network (IWEN)

Are you an immigrant woman with a business idea, thinking of starting a business in Nova Scotia, but aren’t sure where to start? This program is for you!

About the Program

ISANS’ Immigrant Women Entrepreneurship Network (IWEN) aims to amplify the voices of immigrant and refugee women entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia by giving them opportunities to develop and/or enhance their current entrepreneurial skills on the road to becoming independent business owners.

As a participant of the IWEN, you will receive:

  • 10 weeks of focused and hands-on training on starting/running a business
  • Foundational health and safety training as it applies to your business
  • Ongoing, one-on-one business counselling with an ISANS Business Counsellor
  • Free promotion on ISANS Business Hub and social media
  • An opportunity to showcase and sell your products at local markets, at no or minimal cost
  • Help applying for micro loans and financial resources
  • Opportunities to network with experienced women entrepreneurs, mentors, and established business institutions

To join the IWEN, you must:

  • Be an immigrant and refugee woman who is at least 19 years old (including: international students, closed and open work-permit holders, permanent residents, and citizens born outside Canada)
  • Be an ISANS client
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5 or higher

Register Today

For more information, and to sign up, please contact:

Julekha Nusrat | 902-406-3449 |

Solmaz Ziaabadimiyanji | 902-406-1794 |

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ISANS Mumford 

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

ISANS Joe Howe

Phone: 902-406-7794

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