Wage Subsidy for Refugees

If you have refugee experience, are looking for an entry-level job in your desired field, and are committed to work, the Wage Subsidy for Refugees program will connect you to employment opportunities in your desired field.

About the Program

If you have refugee experience, are looking for an entry-level job in your desired field, and are committed to work, the Wage Subsidy for Refugees program will connect you to employment opportunities in your desired field. In this program, you will gain Canadian work experience and have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills.

Specifically, this program is designed to help you:

  • Be safe on the job
  • Become equipped to work in your field
  • Gain local work experience
  • Understand Canadian work environments and essential skills
  • Gain full-time employment in your field

The Trades Practical Assessment Program offers the following supports:

Safety Training: complete First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Fire Safety and any other essential training

A paid, 12-week opportunity to demonstrate your competencies in your field and:

  • Identify skill gaps with a Nova Scotian employer so you can upgrade your skills
  • Improve your immediate communication skills and language level
  • Explore how your trade is practiced in Canada and show your qualifications to a potential employer
  • Start your apprenticeship journey
  • Participate in structured study groups with subject matter experts
  • Access trades question bank
  • Receive English in the Workplace support, if needed

For more information, please contact your employment specialist or email employment_services@isans.ca.

Contact Information

employment_services@isans.ca

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Start Your Journey with ISANS

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

Email Us

info@isans.ca

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