From Canadian Immigration Newsletter, by Stephen Smith, May 30, 2018 When it comes to the future of immigration to Canada, it’s no longer a question of “why immigration” but “how much,” says federal Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. “That’s where the debate is now,” he told his audience at the 2018 … Read more
In many ways, the Al Saieds fit the mould of an average Halifax family. They drive a Toyota. The father, Mohamad, works in construction. His wife, Rouida, works as a cleaner for their condo complex. The kids are in school, with big dreams: 16-year-old Hana wants to be a police officer, journalist and a nurse. To this idea, her older brother Khaled, 20, smiles lovingly. He’s hoping to attend school to become a pilot in the fall.
From the Ottawa Citizen, May 14, 2018 Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage. Here are four of … Read more
146 people were on hand to celebrate the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) graduation on Friday, May 11, 2018, where 38 families and 42 children from nine different countries graduated. The HIPPY Program works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers in their critical … Read more
ISANS seeks proposals from third-party vendors for the technical and functional transformation of ISANS Skills Match application. Submissions will be evaluated based on vendor experience, approximate cost, timeline and comprehension of the goals and audience for the new ISANS Skills Match platform. For additional information, please see the following documents: Project … Read more
Carmen Celina Moncayo was a community psychologist in her native Colombia before coming to Canada in 1999. With two Masters’ degrees and a wealth of experience, she now uses her skills as the Community Wellness Program Coordinator at ISANS, where she has worked for over 18 years. Carmen works with … Read more
Seventeen Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) attended a full-day health assessment workshop as part of ISANS’ IEN Orientation Program that took place at Nova Scotia Community College – Ivany Campus Nursing Lab on Friday, May 4, 2018. The workshop had IENs practice clinical assessments on simulated mannequins and work on case … Read more
Interest in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in Nova Scotia has more than doubled in the past six months. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed.
The People Imperative consists of two reports released to mark the first of PPF’s three-year project to support the Atlantic Growth Strategy. Volume 1 is the research story, summarizing literature and research from academics, local organizations, think tanks and governments and focuses on what attracts immigrants to Atlantic Canada…