43 New Canadian Citizens Take Their Oath at ISANS

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted a special citizenship ceremony at ISANS today. Forty-three new Canadians from 15 different countries became citizens! ISANS Executive Director Gerry Mills welcome participants and Ms. Maryanne White presided over the event. Thank you to all who attended, … Read more

Remembering the Halifax Explosion

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. On December 6, 1917, two vessels, one loaded with explosive cargo, crashed in Halifax Harbour, resulting in one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. Two-thousand people were killed and 9,000 people were injured. This interactive from CBC re-creates the Halifax … Read more

ISANS shares knowledge

By Heather Brimicombe, The Advocate, November 22, 2017.  Employers in Pictou County got the chance to learn more about how to welcome others into their workplace with the help of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Works: Career Connections worked over the past three weeks to set up … Read more

News Release: Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, November 1, 2017. Growing Canada’s Economic Future           Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON—For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities. Today, the Honourable Ahmed … Read more

Immigration growing in Nova Scotia

By Andrea Gunn, Chronicle Herald, 27 October 2017. Province offers opportunities Nova Scotia’s immigrant population is diverse and swiftly growing, according to new data. Nationwide immigration numbers collected from the 2016 census and released Wednesday shows the number of landed immigrants and permanent residents in Nova Scotia is now at … Read more

Immigration and ethnocultural diversity: Key results from the 2016 Census

Statistics Canada, October 25, 2017.  Today, Statistics Canada is releasing results from the 2016 Census which provide a new national statistical portrait of immigration and ethnocultural diversity in Canada. On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion … Read more