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19
NOV
2014

New Name, Same Great Services

Moving forward, our organization will now be known as Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, or ISANS. Though our name has changed, the essence of our organization remains the same: We are dedicated to welcoming and supporting immigrants to Nova Scotia. We believe that...
14
NOV
2014

Please join us for our Annual Open House December 3!

Please Join Us! For our Annual Open House It's that time of year again! Join us for food, fun and great conversation from 3:00-5:30pm on Wednesday, December 3. Everyone is welcome...
12
NOV
2014

CCR response to 2014 changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

From the Canadian Council from Refugees – Traditionally a country of permanent immigration, Canada is becoming a country where migrant workers are brought in on a temporary basis. In 2008, for the first time, the number of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada exceeded the...
03
NOV
2014

Halifax immigrant service to change its name from ISIS

THE CHRONICLE HERALD – Published October 31, 2014 – 8:15pm Sometimes acronyms can cause an organization a lot of trouble. For instance, when two immigrant-focused agencies in Halifax amalgamated in 2009, it resulted in the opening of Immigration Settlement &...
22
OCT
2014

Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report

Today we launch our Newcomer Community Wellness Project’s Mental Health Report. The Newcomer Community Wellness Project is a three-year initiative led by Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness in the...
21
OCT
2014

Successful Mentoring Partnerships

You’re in a new country and new environment; it’s a very different work culture, with different professional requirements. It’s an overwhelming situation. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have someone to talk to who would be sensitive to your work requirements? Wouldn’t it be great if...
15
OCT
2014

Networking in Motion!

In celebration of Small Business Week please join us for our 2nd Annual Immigrant Business Networking in Motion! Join us October 21, starting at 3pm, on a walking tour of immigrant businesses in the Spring Garden Road area, South End or Fairview area. There is no cost to...
09
OCT
2014

Internationally Educated Engineers Work-based Performance Assessment of Competencies

What Does That Mean? Over the years, employers have told us that the most important consideration when hiring an Internationally Educated Engineer (IEE) is to know what the person can do. In other words, what are their competencies on the job? In order to address this concern we...
30
SEP
2014

Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Participants Receive Grant

A project by a group of women from the Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Program received a grant from the Halifax Community Health Board’s Community Development Fund this weekend. Their project will deliver a series of workshops related to mental health, and provide...
24
SEP
2014

Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program Under Threat

After 36 years, churches and others say long waits, health cuts and policy changes are making it hard to continue personalized support for refugees. By Nicholas Keung, Immigration reporter, Toronto Star, published on Mon Sep 22, 2014. Bureaucratic delays and federal cuts to...
22
SEP
2014
Photo by Galiya Gubaeva

The Politics of Compassion: Canada and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Atkinson Series in the Toronto Star this year focuses on Canadian refugee policy and the Syrian crisis, entitled The Politics of Compassion. The series runs in two parts – it began this weekend, and will finish next Sunday, September 28. The series concludes with the...
17
SEP
2014

Break the Stereotypes

Break the Stereotypes is a non-profit photo project created by two international students (WeiChien Chan from Malaysia and Stephane Picard from France) at Memorial University of Newfoundland in late March 2014. Inspired by I, too, am Oxford, this project is an independent student...