ISANS expands business counselling

ISANS expands business counselling

The Chronicle Herald, October 12, 2017. The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia will be able to hire two additional counsellors to work with existing immigrant entrepreneurs and startup companies with an additional $325,000 in funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s business development program. The funds will enable the … Read more

New and improved website!

New and improved website!

We are happy to announce the redesign and relaunch of our website! In response to ever changing technology, our 2016 user survey, and consultations with stakeholders we’ve made tweaks, changes and some major improvements. The new website is: Faster – we’re focused on speed and page load times to improve … Read more

Mi’kmaq History Month

Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq have been an important part of Nova Scotia history for thousands of years. This month is an opportunity for all Nova Scotians to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaq history and heritage and to increase their understanding of the province’s Mi’kmaq culture. … Read more

Nova Scotia Population Estimates 2017

Nova Scotia Population Estimates 2017

Immigration was the biggest contributor to population growth in Nova Scotia over the past year. Between 2016 and 2017, Nova Scotia saw the second largest number of immigrants to the province on record with 4,356 newcomers making Nova Scotia home. Nova Scotia Population Estimates As of July 1, 2017 As … Read more

Share Thanksgiving

Make new friends over cranberries & conversation. Share Thanksgiving is an occasion for hosts to welcome a newcomer family or international student to Thanksgiving dinner. It is a unique opportunity for newcomers to experience a Nova Scotian custom and hospitality. Any which way you slice it, you will be enjoying … Read more

Investing in talent from abroad pays off

Investing in talent from abroad pays off

Immigrants from across the globe bring skills and work ethic to Nova Scotian businesses
As most of you may know, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 2,500 Syrian refugees in 2016. By accepting these refugees, our province took on the responsibility of creating a foundation for each of these families to grow — the two pillars for this foundation are education and employment…

Local Halifax photography festival features legally blind Syrian photographer

Local Halifax photography festival features legally blind Syrian photographer

Photopolis – the Halifax Festival of Photography, presents Hani al Moulia’s work: It’s Not Impossible. Hani, a legally blind student, showcases stunning images of life in a refugee camp, both heartbreaking and beautiful, revealing hope and despair. The exhibit will be on display at Keshen Goodman Library (330 Lacewood Drive) for the month of October. Images will … Read more

Business Networking on the Tall Ship Silva

Business Networking on the Tall Ship Silva

Under a perfect blue sky the Build Your Business on the Tall Ship Silva networking event participants set sail on a 2-hour cruise around Halifax harbour. ISANS Business Services has been hosting this very successful networking opportunity connecting immigrant business owners and community for 5 years running – Build Your … Read more