Build your future here with ISANS

Last year, ISANS worked with over 15,000 clients to build a future in Nova Scotia. At ISANS, we help you find your pathway to possibility.

Why work with ISANS?

We have the programs and services to help you attract and retain immigrant talent. We also have qualified, job-ready candidates eager to help fulfill your unique, business-related needs.

By connecting you to potential employees through programs that meet you where and how you operate, we can help build your workforce and find skilled talent you might otherwise miss.


Become a Designated Employer under the Atlantic Immigration Program

The Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is a federal immigration program that allows employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island—to hire foreign nationals for jobs they haven’t been able to fill locally.

Resources for Employers

Support Immigrant Integration and Retention in Your Workplace

ISANS’ Intercultural Workplace Program helps Nova Scotian employers identify and resolve recruitment and retention barriers when it comes to employing immigrants.

Recruit Immigrant Talent for your Workplace

 Meet with our job-ready candidates through several unique programs to support your recruitment needs, from on-site recruitment and information sessions (ORIS) or ISANS-supported job fairs.

Host an Immigrant through a Work Placement

As a host employer, you offer a participant the chance to work in your organization for up to six weeks at no cost to you. There is no obligation to hire; you have the opportunity to assess the skills of a potential employee in a workplace setting.

Employer Onboarding Toolkit

ISANS’ Employer Onboarding Toolkit gives you practical advice on supporting immigrants in your workplace. From recruitment to retention, this toolkit will help you build your business through immigration.

Sign up for our Newsletter

Are you are busy building your business, but can’t find the talent you need to sustain your needs or growth? Look no further than ISANS’ supports for employers to help you attract and retain immigrant talent.

Our newsletter for employers has the latest immigration-related industry news and insights to help your business grow.

Impact Stories

ISANS provides settlement and integration programs and services to immigrants who are in or destined for communities across Nova Scotia. Through our programs and services, we help immigrants build a future in Nova Scotia.

As the front door to many of Nova Scotia’s immigrants, we seek to create a community where all can belong and grow, building a stronger Nova Scotia and Canada for all.