In June, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of First Nations peoples in Canada. June has long been a month of celebration and remembrance in Canada, with National Aboriginal Day on the 21st, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on the 24th, and Multiculturalism Day … Read more
News Release: Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, June 6, 2014
International graduates now have a route to immigrate to Nova Scotia after changes to the Provincial Nominee Program.
Beginning today, June 6, an international graduate from a Canadian college or university, with a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, can apply for permanent residency through the nominee program’s Skilled Worker stream.
“This is great news for international students like me who will graduate soon and will be considering their options for what comes next,” said Durgesh Singh, NSCC construction management technology student…
Why Nova Scotia Should Look Beyond Econocentric Immigration Policy
Authors: Alexandra Dobrowolsky and Howard Ramos. Nova Scotia’s immigration policy to-date has largely fallen into step with other governments (federal and provincial) by banking on the purported benefits of economic migrants and using an econocentric model to inform its policies. Immigration in Nova Scotia has been seen as a solution to an aging population and weak economy, but with the recent release of the Ivany report there is the potential for a different approach to the current econocentric immigration policy…
Immigrants starting a business and employing Nova Scotians will have access to pro-bono law services as a result of new partnership between McInnes Cooper and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. McInnes Cooper, among the top business law firms in Canada, will provide legal counsel for qualified Immigrant Services Association … Read more
We are delighted to announce that Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services is being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada for 2014 by Great Place to Work Institute Canada and received the award at a ceremony last night in Toronto! This award is presented to the 50 … Read more
This article is found on the Dal News website – story by Katie Ciavaglia, photo by Chris Parent
A new program for Dental Hygiene students at Dalhousie is helping provide them with access to more complex cases while teaching them about giving back to the community. In 2012, Heather Doucette, assistant professor in the School of Dental Hygiene, worked with her colleagues to develop a partnership with ISANS…
From April 6-12 Canada will be celebrating National Volunteer Week! This is time to recognize the incredible efforts of our community volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to contribute and meet new people. Non-profits and community organizations of all sorts depend on volunteers to help deliver their services. Donating time … Read more
The graduation for the second offering of Bridge to Construction took place on Wednesday, February 12, at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. This event celebrated the partnership and collaboration within Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia and the community at large. The Bridge to Construction is a pilot project … Read more
Wednesday, February 12, the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy released their report Now or Never. The report is a call to action for Nova Scotians in the face of our current economic and population challenges. The report advocates that immigration is essential to the future of Nova Scotia. You can read the report in its entirety…
Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services received a cheque for $5,000 from the RBC Foundation in support of the Community Gardens where newcomers and more established residents in the Clayton Park area work together to grow vegetables in small community plots. Photo – from left to right: Li Jin, Chief Financial … Read more
The Young Immigrant Women’s Leadership Project at ISANS is a two year project funded by Status of Women Canada. The project supports young immigrant women in Halifax to develop leadership skills and contribute to the community for positive change.
15 young immigrant women are participating in the project to build their leadership roles in the community…